Publications

October 8, 2014

Regional Integration In Africa: Some Recent Developments And Challenges

African countries have been left out of the recent benefits accruing from international trade. For example, they accounted for only 3.2 percent of world trade in 2013 compared to 5…

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August 25, 2014

Economic Growth And Job Creation (2012 Q3 To 2013 Q4)

This report examines the pattern of economic growth and employment generation in Nigeria based on quarterly data. It also analyzes the quality of job creation, dynamics of output and employment…

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July 8, 2014

Rethinking Job Creation and Employment Generation Strategies in Nigeria

Recent achievements of robust economic growth accompanied by increasing rates of unemployment present an uncharted paradigm in the history of the Nigerian economy. Despite economic growth averaging 7 percent during…

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June 28, 2014

Explaining Sectoral and Spatial Variations in Growth Pro-poorness in Nigeria

The link between poverty reduction and growth has for some time been the focus of numerous empirical studies on growth. Recent studies show that the responsiveness of poverty to economic…

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May 13, 2014

Nigeria-Poland Bilateral Trade: Identifying New Trade Opportunities

This paper examines the bilateral trade relationship between Nigeria andPoland for the period 1995 to 2012. It uses the Decision Support Model (DSM)and the Growth Identification and Facilitation Framework (GIFF)…

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January 20, 2014

Increasing Measles Immunization Coverage In Borno State Nigeria: Some Policy Options

This brief examines two measles immunization programs for children of age 9-23 months in an effort to boost measles immunization coverage in Borno State: free immunization against measles with media…

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January 20, 2014

Increasing Female School Enrollment In Nigeria: Some Policy Options

This brief examines two policy alternatives which government can adopt in order to increase the enrollment of girls in the primary school and also help eliminate gender disparity in Nigerian…

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November 15, 2013

Employment Choice And Mobility In Multisector Labor Markets

This paper examines employment choice and occupational mobility using data from Ghana in a model that incorporates capital market failure, credit constrained individuals and draw self-employment capital from family asset.

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November 14, 2013

Analysis Of Bilateral Trade In UEMOA The Implications Of Trade Effects

The paper examines the implications of trade effects in bilateral trade drawing evidence from West African Monetary and Economic Union (UEMOA). It also discusses the importance of political stability to…

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August 26, 2013

Geographic Potentials, Production Integration And Regional Integration In West Africa

The paper discusses the geographic characteristics of West Africa, the diverse productive activities in each of the geographic location and its implications for regional integration.

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August 26, 2013

Political Decentralisation And Natural Resource Governance In Nigeria

The paper discusses Natural Resource Control and how it is affected by governance in Nigeria with focus on two oil-producing states. It also examines sub-national accountability in the use of…

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June 18, 2013

The Role Of Fiscal Policy In Promoting Growth

The paper examines fiscal policy as it influences growth through taxes and service delivery. It also reviews Nigerias experience with fiscal policy as well as challenges to its current system.

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June 18, 2013

Program Budgeting Analysis On The Nigeria And Heath Education Sectors

This report examines Federal Governments budget, appropriation and implementation in the three main social sectors of the Nigerian economy - Education, Health and Water.

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June 18, 2013

Public Debt In A Growing Economy And Implications For The Nigerian Case

The paper analyses the impact of public debt on an economy using Nigeria as case study and identifies steady states in the model of a closed economy.

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June 18, 2013

Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Pro-poor Spending

The paper examines if the nature of the economic growth in Nigeria is inclusive (Pro-poor) or exclusive (pro-rich) and recommends ways to achieve inclusive growth with emphasis on Pro-poor spending.

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June 18, 2013

Public Spending On Education And Health In Nigeria

The paper conducts a Benefit Incidence Analysis to determine if public expenditure in education and health sector in Nigeria is pro-poor or pro-rich.

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