Publications

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

A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Of School Feeding And Education Assistance Programs In Nigeria

The study conducts a cost-effectiveness analysis on two education interventions in Nigeria: Education Assistance program and the Home Grown School Feeding and Health Program with the aim of increasing school…

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June 18, 2013

Implementing The Fiscal Responsibility Act At The State Level In Nigeria

The paper explores the policy framework for implementing the FRA across the 36 states, and identifies the underlying macroeconomic principles required for the FRA to be effective at the state…

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June 18, 2013

Job Creation In Nigeria: Challenges, Opportunities And The Role Of Micro, Small And Medium Enterpris

This paper identifies the challenges of job creation in Nigeria and examines governments approach using the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to support Economic reforms.

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June 18, 2013

Enhancing Oil Sector Governance In Nigeria Through Transparency Reforms

The paper highlights the importance of oil sector transparency in order to support governments push towards structural reforms and inclusive growth.

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June 18, 2013

Fuel Subsidy Reform, Social Safety Nets (SSNs) And Pro-poor Growth

The paper examines the importance of fuel subsidy reforms and how the Nigerian government can achieve a successful reform. It also examines the link between safety nets and growth to…

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June 18, 2013

The Budget, Fiscal Policy And Service Delivery

The paper discusses the Macroeconomic impact of budget and its process and how to achieve an efficient and timely budget cycle.

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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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