Publications

October 17, 2019

Is Nigeria Experiencing a Learning Crisis: New Evidence from Curriculum-based Learning Assessment

The massive expansion of education access throughout the world in the past few decades signalled a positive progress for global development through human capital accumulation. However, this same growth highlighted…

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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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October 15, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 40)

Market indices at the Nigeria Stock Exchange closed downward in the trading week ended October 4, 2019. The bourse recorded a  meagre 2.48 percent decrease in twin market indices– All…

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October 9, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 39)

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reviewed upward the minimum Loan to Deposit Ratio (LDR) target for all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) from 60 percent to 65 percent.1 This is…

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October 8, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 38)

The government’s new fiscal projections have been revealed in the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) 2020-20221. The GDP growth projection was revised downwards from 3.6% to 2.9% for the 2020 fiscal…

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October 7, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 37)

The federal government has proposed an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT), from the current 5% to 7.2%3. The increment is linked to the implementation of Nigeria’s new minimum wage…

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September 23, 2019

Is Nigeria on track to achieving quality education for all? Drivers and implications

Quality education is a key enabler for sustainable growth and development. The 2030 Agenda rightly recognises this with SDG 4. Despite the importance accorded to education, Nigeria’s educational performance is…

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September 18, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 36)

Capital importation into Nigeria dropped significantly in first quarter of 2019 with more than 26 states unable to attract any form of foreign investment during the quarter. At $5.82 billion,…

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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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September 11, 2019

For the Ones we Leave Behind: Exclusion in Education for the Rural Northern-Nigerian Girl-Child

CONVERSATIONS IN THE COURTYARD It’s really quite beautiful this time of year in Gaya. All of Kano State is truly picturesque – arguably more so than the rest of Northern…

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September 9, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 35)

Nigeria’s economy performed poorly and witnessed a second consecutive quarter of weakened growth as real GDP slowed to a year-on-year growth rate of 1.94% in the second quarter of 20191.…

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September 6, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 34)

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee distributed a total of N769.5 billion to the three tiers of government as revenue earned in July 20193. This amount is slightly higher than the…

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September 3, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 33)

Recent reports suggest that a forex restriction on food imports into Nigeria will be implemented in the coming months1. The Apex bank had enlisted, in 2015, 41 items as invalid…

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September 2, 2019

Future Energy Use in the Developing World: Implications for poverty reduction and climate goals

In view of the long-standing debate between green growth and de-growth, this analysis throws light on the dimensions of future energy use growth and its implication for development and climate…

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August 30, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 32)

The importation of petroleum products into Nigeria continues to expand. In 2019Q2, imports totaled 5.61 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol, 1.38 billion litres of Automotive Gas…

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August 28, 2019

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 31)

The 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) depicts that out of 129 economies surveyed; Nigeria ranked 114 in terms of innovation performance1. While this position is four places up from Nigeria’s…

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