The Foundation for Economic Research and Training (FERT) is a registered, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with the objective of carrying out socioeconomic research, publications, and training in Nigeria, Africa, and the developing world. FERT was established in 1995 to fill the gap existing between rigorous social research and reality. The crisis of underdevelopment in Nigeria and Africa requires the urgent need for relevant research. The output of such research will be of use to policymakers in their efforts to tackle problems of underdevelopment and poverty.
The specific objectives of FERT include: