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November 28, 2019

Helping SDG implementation through communications: lessons from Nigeria and Peru

Southern Voice’s State of the SDG’s Initiative (SVSS) provided a unique platform for six selected teams from the Global South to explore global factors affecting the implementation of the 2030…

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November 20, 2019

CSEA becomes an UNCTAD Regional Center of Excellence

On 29 October 2019, UNCTAD held its annual Centers of Excellence strategic meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. CSEA has been selected as a UNCTAD Regional Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE’s…

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November 18, 2019

How Big is Nigeria’s Power Demand?

Context: Nigeria has Africa’s largest population and economy, but Nigerians consume 144 kwh per capita annually, only 3.5% as much as South Africans.1 With only 12 GW installed, and typically just one-third…

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October 23, 2019

The 2020 National Budget: right cycle is great, but implementation is better

The reasons for underperformance of budgets are beyond wrong cycle or under-collection of oil revenue. But rather the biggest issues lie in over-ambitious projections, under-performing non-oil revenue and unspent funds…

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October 16, 2019

Efficiency of Food Reserves in Enhancing Food Security in Developing Countries: The Nigerian Experience

As a policy objective, the attainment of food security in Nigeria began facing challenges prior to independence when oil exportation began in 1958. But the challenges became pronounced and persistent…

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September 17, 2019

The Subnational Political Resource Curse: Allocations, Internally Generated Revenue and Spending Priorities in Nigeria

Oil wealth comes with a caveat-depend on it excessively and be buffeted by oil market volatility. The 2014 oil price crash revealed that Nigeria did not heed this warning. The…

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May 23, 2019

Building political will for policy change: the role of CSOs in Nigeria

The presence/extent of political will is a key determinant of the success or failure of policies. It is captured by the capability of political actors to achieve the implementation of…

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April 15, 2019

Is a debt crisis looming in Africa?

concerns about an impending debt crisis in Africa are rising alongside the region’s growing debt levels. As of 2017, 19 African countries have exceeded the 60 percent debt-to-GDP threshold set…

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March 4, 2019

How To Resolve The Tariff Disputes Blocking Nigeria’s Solar Project Pipeline?

In 2016, Nigeria signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) worth US$2.5 billion with 14 independent power producers (IPPs) to build a total 1,125 megawatts of installed solar capacity for the national…

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February 15, 2019

The need to boost political will for tobacco control policies in Nigeria

Tobacco use and the exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases some of which are the leading cause of preventable death in Nigeria. In…

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February 7, 2019

Why Nigeria needs higher taxes on tobacco products

Rising tobacco consumption in Nigeria is expected to increase fiscal and health burdens on the general public and government. A bold and innovative policy response is required and tobacco taxation…

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December 13, 2018

Africa’s Migration – Trends, Drivers and Policy Implications

Migration from Africa commonly evokes the image of a continent fleeing its own home. Many Africans leave to go to other places within and outside the continent in what can…

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November 26, 2018

Migration and Demography: Shaping Migration Policies for Demographic Dividend in Africa

The 8th African Policy Circle (APC) meeting which was hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and Global…

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November 22, 2018

CSEA Participates in the TTI Exchange 2018 (TTIX)

CSEA participated in the TTI Exchange 2018 (TTIX), held in Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, on 12 – 14 November 2018. The event focused on the theme Sustainable Organisations for Sustainable…

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October 22, 2018

Educational Performance in Nigeria: Dimensions, Drivers and Implications for SDGs

On Wednesday, August 28, 2018, the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, CSEA, organized a round-table discussion within the framework of Southern Voice’s study on the State…

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October 11, 2018

The Socioeconomic Implications of Exclusion of the Girl child in Education

Throughout the world, millions of girls are being deprived of a fundamental right – the right to education. This all-important right set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights…

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