Publications

January 25, 2021

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 1)

Discussions are underway between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and a range of foreign and Nigerian trading houses with the NNPC aiming to raise $1 billion oil prepayment towards…

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January 21, 2021

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 50)

Data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows that real GDP is projected to contract by 3.25 percent at the end of 2020 due to the negative impact of the…

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January 20, 2021

Building Businesses Back Better amid COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa

This research analyses the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small and medium business activities, and its implications for how to be better prepared for possible future socioeconomic shocks, and…

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January 20, 2021

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 49)

According to the National bureau of Statistics1, total value of Nigeria’s merchandise trade grew to N8,374.4 billion in Q3 2020, representing a 34.15% increase when compared to the previous quarter.…

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January 20, 2021

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 48)

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is taking critical steps in efforts to close the 8.5 percent gender financial inclusion gap and achieve 95 percent financial inclusion by 2024. 34,000…

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January 20, 2021

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 47)

Nigeria has slipped into a recession after recording two consecutive quarters of negative growth rate. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by –3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020 from…

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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

Impact of the adoption of technological innovation on the credit acquisition of rice farmers in Senegal: A propensity score matching technique

This paper examines whether the adoption of the ASI thresher technology by rice farmers in the Senegal River Valley increases their access to credit and their creditworthiness through various pathways.…

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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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