Publications

July 20, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 27)

According to the Debt Management Office (DMO), the outstanding public debt declined by 5.65 percent from $84 billion to $79.3 billion between December 2019 and March 20201. The reduction was…

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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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July 14, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 26)

The manufacturers Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) declined by 3 percent to 41.1 index points between May and June 2020, indicating an increased shrinking in the sector1. The slowdown was noted…

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July 14, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 25)

According to the CBN, crude oil price has risen to $42.94per barrel, a 33 percent rise compared to $32.25 per barrel in the previous month.[i] The rise comes just as…

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July 14, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 24)

Total trade declined by 17.94 percent to ₦8.304 billion in Q12020 compared to Q420191. The decline was driven by a drop in both total imports and export value which fell…

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July 13, 2020

Assessing Digitalization and Data Governance Issues in Africa

The growth of digitalization and digital technology adoption in Africa holds the key to strengthening and diversifying economies across the continent. Although these developments offer potentially life-changing benefits for consumers,…

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June 21, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 23)

A recently released CBN report indicates a weakened business outlook of -66.2 points for the month of May. The agriculture and service sectors are the worst hit, recording a 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 9, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 22)

Foreign capital imported into Nigeria increased by 53.97 percent from US$3.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019 to US$5.85 billion in the first quarter of 2020. This rise was…

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June 5, 2020

Is Nigeria experiencing a learning crisis: Evidence from curriculum-matched learning assessment

Agenda 2030 sets an ambitious target to provide inclusive and quality education for all. The first step in this quest is identifying those left behind in accessing quality education and…

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June 5, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 21)

A recently released NBS report indicated a 20.92% rise in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2019. The year on year rise saw total IGR hit ₦1.33 trillion. The rise was…

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June 3, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 20)

According to the Central Bank of Nigeria, the primary market recorded a rise in interest rates for the first time in 3 months. The rise was recorded in the recent…

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June 1, 2020

Learning in Nigeria’s Schools: Lessons from In and Out of School Children and a Potential Pedagogical Function (A RISE PRESENTATION)

Like most developing countries, Nigeria is mobilizing national and international efforts to meet the sustainable development goal of inclusive and quality education for all. Learning profiles allow for tracking of…

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June 1, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 19)

The recent NBS survey found that 40.1% – 82.9 million – Nigerians are living in poverty with the national poverty line estimated at ₦137,430per year 1. As such, 4 out…

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May 28, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 18)

he International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently announced the approval of $3.4 billion emergency support to Nigeria under its Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) facility1. This support fund comes as part of…

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May 20, 2020

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

In Nigeria, educational performance is abysmally low in terms of quality and quantity. Poor performance with regards to quantity is illustrated by the fact that there were more than 10.5…

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