Publications

January 15, 2021

Inequality and female labour force participation in West Africa

This study examined the impact of income inequality on female labour force participation in West Africa for the period 2004 to 2016. The study employed the Gini coefficient, the Atkinson…

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January 7, 2021

FARMER PERCEPTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE STRESSORS: ADAPTATION STRATEGIES AND EFFECT ON FARMER STRESS-MIGRATION

Study investigated the effect of farmer perceptions of climate change stressors on stress-migration using primary data collected by means of multi-stage sampling technique in 2012 on 120 irrigated upland rice-farming…

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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 7, 2021

Drivers of Disparity: How Policy Responses to COVID-19 Can Increase Inequalities

Countries across the world have deployed macroeconomic policies to address the negative economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures. Recommendations: Divert newly available resources (such as unused…

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January 6, 2021

FARMER PERCEPTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE STRESSORS: ADAPTATION STRATEGIES AND EFFECT ON FARMER STRESS-MIGRATION

Study investigated the effect of farmer perceptions of climate change stressors on stressmigration using primary data collected by means of multi-stage sampling technique in 2012 on 120 irrigated upland rice-farming…

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January 4, 2021

Continental Integration & the Nigerian Economy

The Effect of the African Continental Free Trade Area on Medium Small and Micro-scale Enterprises in Nigeria                 The roadmap towards a regionally integrated Africa formally commenced with the signing…

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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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December 14, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 46)

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that the average price paid for premium motor spirit (petrol) by consumers increased by 10.79 percent year-on-year to N161.17 in October…

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December 14, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 45)

The Federal Executive Council has ratified Nigeria’s membership of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement ahead of the December 5, 2020 deadline.1 The AfCFTA, which comes into effect…

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December 14, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 44)

The manufacturing and non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the month of October showed a slowing contraction relative to previous months, making it the 7th consecutive month both indices have…

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November 18, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 43)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that the GDP growth for Nigeria will shrink to -4.3 percent at the end of 2020 from 2.2 percent in 2019.1  The negative…

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November 6, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 42)

Total geographical distribution of credit by state increased by 1.82 percent to N18.9 trillion in the second quarter of 2020 from N18.56 trillion in the first quarter of 2020.1 Lagos…

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November 6, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 41)

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the Federal Government’s Proposal for the 2021 fiscal year before a joint sitting of the National Assembly. The proposed Revenue and Expenditure budgets are ₦7.89 trillion…

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November 6, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 40)

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that 2,080 road accidents occurred in the second quarter of 2020.¹ Accounting for 47 percent of crashes, speed violation was reported…

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October 27, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 39)

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) voted to reduce the Monetary Policy Rate by 100 basis points, from 12.5 percent to 11.5 percent.¹ Other…

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October 27, 2020

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 38)

he World Bank has approved of $750 million for the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) through the International Development Association (IDA).1 The disbursement plan to commence in 2021 is as…

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