March 14, 2018

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A Note On The Economic Downturn In Sub-Saharan Africa

The recent movements in the dollar-naira exchange rate, following the removal of the currency peg, has stimulated ongoing debate in the media that South Africa has regained its position as the largest economy in Africa. The prevailing notion is that the depreciation of the naira and simultaneous appreciation of the…

Examining Nigerias Learning Crisis: Can Communities Be Mobilized To Take Action?

Until recently, policy design and interventions in basic education were unduly focused on increasing school enrollment in developing countries, with little attention on improving the quality of learning. Using two states in Nigeria – Lagos and Kano, this paper examined the extent to which School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) mobilized actions (collective…

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 7)

Month-on-Month analysis of food prices show that average prices of selected food items reduced from December 2017 to January 2018. Precisely, total average month-on-month price decreased from 2.48 percent to 1.19 percent, with reductions in unit prices of items such as eggs, chicken, beef, rice, fish, and palm oil among…

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 6)

The federal government fiscal operations in 2017 shows that there were deficits for the four quarters recorded. The CBN report reveals that the federal government spent a total of N147.11 billion on capital expenditure in the four quarters (including a 2016 fiscal year roll-over due todelay in approving the 2017…

Small but Impactful: African-Led SSC Initiatives

South South Cooperation (SSC) basically refers to formal and informal sharing of resources, knowledge and technology among developing countries to fast-track economic growth and promote sustainable development. While SSC has been in existence for decades, it is only recently that momentum is building around it as a complementary mechanism for multilateral relation and global development finance.