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June 23, 2020

COVID-19 and the Shrinking Fiscal Space for Education in Nigeria

The immediate costs of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on education in Nigeria are evident. With school closures that have persisted for ten weeks, students – especially the most vulnerable, are missing…

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June 23, 2020

Covid-19: Opportunity for reflecting on prospects for inclusive growth in Nigeria

There is huge uncertainty regarding the extent to which the current coronavirus pandemic would impact globalization and economic growth in the near future. Some experts have predicted an initial decline…

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June 18, 2020

The Impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s Pre-Existing Vulnerabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devasting effects in many countries across the globe, affecting every aspect of humanity. The scale of the crisis was unprecedented, with both developed and developing…

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June 11, 2020

Six Ways To Improve Nigeria’s Crumbling Transmission Network

Context: Nigeria’s transmission network has long been a weak link in the country’s electricity value chain. Despite recent improvements, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has never dispatched more than 5.4GW…

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June 8, 2020

Ensuring learning continuity for every African child in the time of COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 250 million primary and secondary children are out of school in Africa. If schools only reopen when normalcy returns, which is estimated to be in 2021…

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May 29, 2020

The Special Education Needs Of Violence-Induced Out-Of-School Children In Nigeria

The rise of Boko Haram has plunged North Eastern Nigeria, and particularly Borno State, deeper into educational crisis. While rebuilding infrastructure is already underway, and is certainly a good step,…

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May 19, 2020

Pan-African Scientific Research Council: Call for Expression of Interest

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the stark need for African institutions of higher education that can efficiently generate and transmit knowledge in times of crisis. Now more than ever, scientists…

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May 11, 2020

Some thoughts on new poverty numbers in Nigeria

With the recent release of the 2018/2019 Harmonized Nigeria Living Standard Survey (HNLS), the true scale and scope of poverty in Nigeria will become clearer. When the World Data Lab’s…

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May 7, 2020

Why Effective Communication Is Fundamental To The Fight Against Covid 19 In Nigeria

The odds are that the world will defeat the Covid-19 pandemic in the end – prospects of an eventual vaccine are promising; and fatality rates, while devastating, have remained on…

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May 4, 2020

The case for debt relief in Africa amid COVID-19

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are putting in place significant fiscal policy measures to counteract the sudden stop in economic activities. These spending plans aim to…

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April 24, 2020

COVID 19 and the Informal Sector in Nigeria: The Socio-Economic Cost Implications

As the world is currently being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, nations are grappling with how to contain the spread and limit its effect with their borders. Nigeria, Africa’s most…

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April 23, 2020

CSEA, ASE, Join Global Experts, Leaders, to Issue G20 Call to Action on World Response To Covid-19

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) and The African School of Economics (ASE), recently lent their voices to two separate appeals to developed countries of…

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April 20, 2020

Effective Targeting of COVID-19 Aid in Nigeria

Faced with an invisible and novel enemy to fight, governments across the globe have deliberately shut down their economies and placed cities on lockdown in order to stem the spread…

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April 14, 2020

Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Nigerian economy

With 1.39 million coronavirus cases  and 79,382 deaths globally, the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the outbreak, the outlook for the world economy—and especially developing countries like Nigeria—was fragile,…

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April 13, 2020

The implication of Covid-19 pandemic on the Nigerian Economy

The Global Health Hazards and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 In December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, China. Based on initial laboratory findings,…

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April 2, 2020

COVID-19 in Nigeria – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as Vulnerable Populations at Risk

Here is what we know – COVID-19 has no known cure (at the time of writing this article). We also realize that given the dearth of medical infrastructure in Nigeria,…

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