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August 2, 2016

A Review Of Nigerias 2016 Budget

This study
reviews and assesses the 2016
budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in line with IMFsbudget assessment indicators, namely: comprehensiveness, transparency, and
realism. The assessment is based on
clear understanding of the present
administrations objectives, which are: to achieve socio-economic
and infrastructural development, to diversify the Nigerian economy, and to
achieve improved security of lives and properties.

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Multidimensional Impact Evaluation:

Ending (extreme) poverty in all of its forms everywhere around the world continues to dominate the International Development Agenda (UN 2015). However, while poverty is declining in much of the developing world, data from the World Development Report (WDR) Conflict, Security, and Development reveal that fragile and conflict-affected states are lagging behind. The report points out that 'Poverty rates are 20 percentage points higher in countries affected by repeated cycles of violence over the last three decades. Indeed, with the worlds extreme poor over represented in fragile and conflict-affected ,some authors argue that violent conflict is development in reverse