A key area of DEVIN’s operations is research engagements, which come in form of Baseline surveys, Program Evaluation Missions, Participatory Rural Appraisals (PRA), Needs Assessment Surveys etc. Research plays a key role in our programming, since continuous assessment and evaluation is imperative in determining the success or otherwise of our work and the work of other institutions. Institutions and corporate bodies like the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC), Addax Petroleum Nigeria, Pan Ocean Corporation, Sterling Global Oil, German Technical Cooperation (International Services) etc, had commissioned DEVIN to undertake one form of operational research engagement or the other. From simple surveys to complex research work in even challenging task environment or locations DEVIN had successfully delivered in a record time.