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June 27, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 22)

Recently released demographic figures by the NBS shows an upward progression in population and its composition. Specifically, Nigeria’s population reached 193 million in 2016, growing at an annual average of…

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June 26, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 21)

As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee left the policy interest rate (MPR) and other parameters unchanged. At 14 percent, the MPR has been left unchanged for the 10th consecutive period1;…

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June 26, 2018

Innovative Fundraising Strategies For Think Tanks

Fundraising remains a challenge for most organizations, and the need to explore innovative ways to remain sustainable and competitive is becoming imperative. In this digital age, organizations are continuously exploring…

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June 15, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 20)

Recently released GDP report for the first quarter of 2018 shows a stronger growth in GDP, relative to the corresponding quarter of 2017. Driven particularly by growth in the Oil…

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June 14, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 19)

Capital imported into Nigeria, maintained an upward trajectory in 2018Q1, following three consecutive quarterly increase. Specifically, capital importation rose to $6.30 billion in 2018Q11– a remarkable Year-on-Year growth of 594…

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June 12, 2018

Nigeria’s Macroeconomic Crisis Explained

Nigeria confronts a prolonged period of adjustment. For more than a generation, the oil sector generated large volumes of foreign exchange. However, with the recent bust in global oil prices…

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May 31, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 18)

According to the World Bank, poverty level in Nigeria increased in 2017 with almost half the Nigerian population living in extreme poverty. As stated in the “Nigeria Biannual Economic Update”…

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May 31, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 17)

Media highlights show that recent figures from the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) reveals a progressive inflow of capital into Nigeria. Specific figures indicate that Nigeria’s actual capital investment inflow…

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March 11, 2018

Finance and Firm Productivity in Africa: Background Study from World Bank Enterprise Survey Data

Access to finance has been considered to be one of the important factors in influencing firms’ real activities and in promoting aggregates. However, literature on the relationship between finance and…

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March 11, 2018

A Note On The Economic Downturn In Sub-Saharan Africa

The recent movements in the dollar-naira exchange rate, following the removal of the currency peg, has stimulated ongoing debate in the media that South Africa has regained its position as…

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March 11, 2018

Examining Nigerias Learning Crisis: Can Communities Be Mobilized To Take Action?

Until recently, policy design and interventions in basic education were unduly focused on increasing school enrollment in developing countries, with little attention on improving the quality of learning. Using two…

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March 11, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 9)

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), maintained positive growth rate two quarters after emergence from recession in 2017Q2, thus consolidating the recovery process. Specifically, real GDP grew by 1.92 percent in…

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March 10, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 7)

Month-on-Month analysis of food prices show that average prices of selected food items reduced from December 2017 to January 2018. Precisely, total average month-on-month price decreased from 2.48 percent to…

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March 10, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 6)

The federal government fiscal operations in 2017 shows that there were deficits for the four quarters recorded. The CBN report reveals that the federal government spent a total of N147.11…

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March 10, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 10)

The national accounts for 2017Q4 show that the aviation sector grew year-on-year by 4.7 percent in real terms – significantly higher than the 0.48 percent in preceding quarter but significantly…

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March 9, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 13)

Recent media highlights suggests that the Federal Government made a non-oil-based revenue of N1.27 trillion from operating surpluses between 2007 and 20161. The period which covers the years of operation…

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