Journal Articles and Book Chapters

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 reasons for their exclusion. However, Nigeria like many developing countries lacks data on learning assessment to measure progress on Agenda 2030 at the national and […]

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Case Study Of Olam Outgrower Scheme In Rukubi Rice Farming Communities, Nasarawa State Nigeria

The OLAM’s outgrower scheme in Nasarawa State was established in 2012 among rice farmers in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State and represents one of three strategies adopted by the company to generate paddy supplies for its rice milling factory located in Rukubi, Nasarawa State. Other strategies are rice cultivation in a nucleus […]

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SDG Monitor: A Journal of Implementation- An Appraisal of Nigeria’s Implementation of the Quality Education Goal

Among the 17 SDGs for transforming the world by 2030, SDG 4, which emphasizes “Quality Education”, ranks high, and for obvious reasons. Basically, SDG 4 encourages all UN-member countries, including Nigeria, to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all – through the Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA). The […]

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Managing Africa’s Rising Debt: Time for a Multi-Pronged Approach

Debt sustainability in Africa has emerged as a key concern among policymakers and development finance institutions (DFIs). Currently, 19 out of 54 countries in Africa exceed the 60% debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) threshold prescribed by the African Monetary Co-operation Programme (AMCP) and 24 countries have surpassed the 55% debt-to-GDP ratio suggested by the International Monetary […]

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COOPERATION WITH AFRICA T20 Africa, G20 and Africa: Assessing Our Impact and Influence

The T20 comprises think tanks that aim at developing research and evidence-based briefs and positions to guide governments in policy development. The T20 Africa Standing Group was established in 2017 to bring together think thanks from the G20 and African countries to work together on G20 policy matters. But as of now there is little […]

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Development Cooperation Review

Development Cooperation Review (DCR) aspires to capture holistic narrative around global development cooperation and fill an important knowledge gap towards theorisation, empirical verification and documentation of Southern-led development cooperation processes. Despite growing volumes of development partnerships around the Southern world, there remains an absence of detailed information, analyses and its contribution to global development processes. […]

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Achieving quality education for all in Nigeria

Quality education is a crucial tool for improving the prospects of higher income levels for individuals, and for the economic growth of nations. Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is focused on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting life-long learning opportunities for all. However, in low and middle-income countries […]

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Developing a Human Development Index (HDI) for the Nigerian States: Conceptual Approach and Preliminary Evidence

This study develops a comparable Human Development Index for subnational government in Nigeria. While built on the UNDP approach, we extend the generic framework to address challenges at the subnational level such as comparable indicator, data unavailability and estimation technique. The result shows wide disparity across states in their human development, with states within the […]

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EXPLORING DOMESTIC FINANCING OPTIONS FOR POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA IN SELECTED SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

This paper examines the revenue potential of key domestic financing options currently being proposed for the post-2015 development agenda in five Sub-Sahara Africa countries. The financing options include: tax revenue, domestic savings, capital flight, diaspora resources, financial transaction tax and domestic philanthropy. For the existing financing options, the paper examines the potential of scaling up […]

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A Review Of Nigerias 2016 Budget

This study
reviews and assesses the 2016
budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in line with IMFsbudget assessment indicators, namely: comprehensiveness, transparency, and
realism. The assessment is based on
clear understanding of the present
administrations objectives, which are: to achieve socio-economic
and infrastructural development, to diversify the Nigerian economy, and to
achieve improved security of lives and properties.

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Transiting from Plan to Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead for Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria

Global efforts over the next 15 years will focus on successfully implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed to under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Most developing countries will face enormous challenges because they lack the necessary means of implementation (MoI). This study examines the adequacy of various MoI for the SDGs in Nigeria, focusing on five […]

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