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September 2, 2021

Are African countries doing enough to ensure cybersecurity and Internet safety?

As the world continues to recover from the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, coping mechanisms such as increased use of virtual workspaces, online marketplaces and e-governance have become the norm.…

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August 6, 2021

Strengthening Data Governance in Africa

This inception report focuses on the emerging trends in Africa’s digital and data environment. The study builds a case for mobilizing action at both regional and national levels, to strengthen…

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July 23, 2021

Lessons for Macroeconomic Policy from Nigeria Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe impacts on the macroeconomy and the livelihoods of households globally. The restrictions to movement alongside the associated uncertainty stimulated a sudden decline in the…

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June 23, 2021

The Role of Social Influence in Enforcing Tax Compliance: Experimental Evidence from Nigeria

Economic development is linked with increased state capacity including the ability to mobilise domestic tax resources. For many developing countries, high levels of informality are a major constraint in this…

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May 24, 2021

Leveraging the AfCFTA to accelerate post-COVID-19 digital industrialisation for African MSMEs

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa have been particularly vulnerable to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand for their products and services declining since the outbreak in…

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May 17, 2021

Why Digitalization and Digital Governance Are Key to Regional Integration in Africa

On January 1, 2021, the long-anticipated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) became a reality. The benefits of creating a single African market under the AfCFTA are wide-ranging and potentially revolutionary. By reducing tariff…

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April 30, 2021

COVID-19 in Africa: The implications for macroeconomic and socioeconomic dimensions

The COVID-19 outbreak began in December 2019 in the Wuhan city of China and has continued to spread globally. As of this writing, 28.2 million cases have been recorded globally…

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March 29, 2021

Are Conventional Monetary Policies Regulating the Nigerian Economy?

The commitment of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stimulate the economy following the      distortions caused by the coronavirus pandemic prompted the decision to reduce the Monetary Policy Rate…

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February 17, 2021

Following FACTS to Recover and Revamp Nigeria’s Education System During and Beyond COVID-19

Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stalled learning for students in Nigeria, the nation’s education system was facing an epidemic of its own: a deeply inadequate and inequitable education system that…

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January 7, 2021

Comparative Study of Policy Responses to COVID-19 in LICs in Africa

This brief assesses the policy responses to COVID-19 among low-income countries (LICs) in Africa. Recommendations: Address the structural bottlenecks impeding the effective implementation of an appropriate policy mix by African…

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January 2, 2021

The Effect of the African Continental Free Trade Area on Medium Small & Micro-scale Enterprises in Nigeria

Recently, we worked with members of the organized Private Sector of Nigeria, supported by Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) Africa to research the growth potential of the African Continental…

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November 9, 2020

Pandemic-related school closures were unprecedented – but they are not the biggest threat to children’s learning

While governments worldwide are continuing to struggle to implement forms of remote learning with equal access for all, the education crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic is still being exacerbated…

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September 22, 2020

Reopening Schools For Learning

As part of its response to combat COVID-19, the Nigerian government temporarily closed schools. To reopen schools, effective guidelines must be developed and implemented to protect students, staff, parents, and…

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July 20, 2020

Assessing Africa’s digital response strategy to Covid-19

Digital technologies have proven to be a crucial factor in the fight against covid-19, and response strategies to reduce the social and economic impacts of the pandemic. With the restriction…

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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 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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