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Policies

At LINDORDES we have a policy mix that is instituted to ensure all projects and activities are executed in line with non-governmental best practice. Our overarching policy comprise: operations policy; human resource policy; technology policy; quality policy; financial policy and research policy. These sub policies will enable the Foundation accomplish its core deliverables and corporate objectives as effectively and efficiently as possible. Our policy thrust serves as a framework for and reference of our activities as well as constituting the basis on which strategic decisions are derived at the corporate, functional and or operational levels.

LINDORDES Foundation conducts its activities and programs in English, the official language of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Our programs and activities will be conducted in such a manner that the Foundation’s resources are not exploited by the owners, employees, partners or any representatives, liaison or industrial entities in furthering private interest at the expense of LiEF. Furthermore, our policy mix is symbiotic and interrelated with the objective of creating policies that facilitate the application of knowledge to master and implement programs. This is premised on our understanding that policies are not isolated features, but a network of procedures that work best when they are integrated. Our constituent policies include:

The basis of the operations policy is to fragment each project of operations into its constituent processes with the aim of attaining effectiveness, efficiency and value. Where effectiveness inclines to performing the right activities that deliver the most value; efficiency emphasizes delivery at the lowest cost and value on the attractiveness of deliverables to cost. These seek to enable LINDORDES execute projects with the least feasible personnel, finance, time frame and all other resources. These we achieve through innovation in implementing new organization methods for instance.

The core of the human resource policy is on coordinating the workforce in such a way that our personnel, consultants and other stakeholders work in such harmony as to optimize all other facets of our organization and programs. The HR policy is viewed as the main ingredient for success considering.

The central function of the quality policy is the twin purpose of – a quality culture and continuous improvement through leadership, teamwork, training, process enhancement and employee involvement. The quality culture component aims at ensuring every activity is undertaken with expected levels of self-control, a thinking orientation, group participation and management support. The continuous improvement element focuses on positive outcome in projects through incremental or radical approaches towards sound quality procedures. These will be reinforced by being aware of applicable total quality management pitfalls such as – lack of management support, failure to use statistics, neglecting peoples input etc.

The pivot of the financial policy is to optimize the management of funds from how they are sourced to socially invested in our diverse  projects. The financial policy is essential considering the fact that it is a key driver of modern social, economic and political growth. The financial policy is designed to work for inclusive development and poverty reduction based on equity and efficiency, which is reinforced with the perspective that where development projects lead, finance follows. Which in turn will lead LINDORDES to arrive at proficient and socially acceptable allocations at relatively low operations cost. The above is guaranteed to facilitate trust rather
than coercion of self-interest between the Foundation and sponsors, employees and beneficiaries.

The fundamentals of the technology policy is so that a broad perspective of policy is adopted towards development goals. It is also suited to enable appropriate technology to be deployed at competitive costs towards achieving sustainable development objectives. This policy component is as well a veritable conduct for the application of research findings, through the applicable processes, tools, techniques, systems and methods. In addition, this will ensure innovative ways of reducing horizontal social, economic and political inequality for people within our catchment and thematic areas.

The basis of the research policy is on the importance of information based decision making and project execution, as research comprises creative work undertaken on a systematic basis which targets to increase social, economic and political development outcomes. Our research activities are based on basic research; applied research and experimental research. In which basic research emphases the acquisition of (new) knowledge of underlying factors, which will guide the Foundation to the adoption of new methods towards achieving development goals. Applied research involves our activities towards original investigation to acquire
knowledge directed mainly to specific social, economic and political goal(s) and objectives. This will lead to improvement in old methods and reforms. Experimental research involves our systematic work that pulls from extant knowledge gained from
basic or applied research and which we will direct to producing new materials, products, services, processes or systems.