About Us

Crest Research and Development Institute

Who we are and what we do

Crest Research and Development Institute (CRADI) LTD/GTE seeks to advance humanity through research, sustainable development, and learning. We are an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition through evidence-based research and developmental aid. We use a multidisciplinary, community-friendly, and ethic-driven approach to support independent, high-quality research with an impact on business development, the public sector, and civil society.

Our work, which is based on evidence-based data, equips organizations with information to positively influence decision-making systems for improved program quality and sustainability by aligning with their goals and objectives in ways that make the most effective use of available resources while avoiding conflict. With a mix of innovation, integrity and involvement, our research offers the individuals and organizations we serve a holistic picture that equips them for setting objectives, designing, and implementing activities that are result oriented and eventually achieving their set objectives in an effective and efficient manner. By offering a variety of innovative solutions for long-term results, we help our partners improve the impact and efficiency of their social activities. This is because we recognize that development is a multi-faceted process involving the dedicated efforts of a wide range of actors—individuals and corporations—from a variety of areas, including but not limited to governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and communities.

The institute is in the fields of socio-political, economic, and humanitarian research; media audience measurements and surveys; opinion polls; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; Programme development informed by the outcomes of research; and human capital development. The institute also partners with appropriate research, technology, development, communications, and governance institutions. Team members include people drawn from the academia, Civil society, public and private sectors, as well as practitioners in various fields of endeavor who are concerned about the socio-political and economic problems of Africa.

Where we are

Our research institute has operations in three areas of Nigeria, with our headquarters in Abuja and regional offices in Plateau, Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, reflecting our roots in the region’s top institutions. CRADI is an amazing partner for clients around the world whose most pressing difficulties necessitate rigorous methods and science-based solutions because of our commitment to innovative, objective research and technical services.

Vision

In search of a brighter future, our mission is to address the world’s most pressing issues with context and evidence-based solutions. Institutions rely on us to provide answers to challenges that require an objective, integrative, and multidisciplinary approach-one that brings together expertise from the social sciences and international development.

Be recognized as an organization that institutions, governments, and individuals can rely on to provide data-driven solutions to address the world’s most pressing social, cultural, political, and economic development issues.

Mission

We aim to produce trustworthy data, detailed analysis, innovative methodologies, sustainable programs, and manpower that inform public policy and ground practice in evidence by combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency across Africa.

Core Values

Participation

We are champions of participatory approaches to problem solving. We view our clients as partners with whom we solve social problems with participation from the affected communities. We build productive and strong relationships with clients and with each other, embracing diverse identities and viewpoints.

Integrity

We conduct ourselves in accordance with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. We are transparent, honest, and ethical in all our interactions with employees and partners.

Excellence

We always deliver what we promise and add value that goes beyond our client’s expectations. We are alert to changes in our areas of operations and continuously expanding our knowledge to develop creative solutions to help our partners solve emerging problems in ways that have lasting impacts on the lives of their beneficiaries.

We pioneer participatory approaches wherever we can. We involve and consult relevant stakeholders either in-person or remotely to promote sustainable solutions that are owned by the people they affect.

We gender mainstream everything we do to see that all voices are heard and leverage the potential of both women and men

We strive to Do-No-Harm and always practice conflict Sensitivity to make sure that our interventions count towards peace