Policy Brief & Alerts

October 4, 2020

Accelerating green energy transition in Africa through regional integration

This brief examines the challenges towards green energy transition in Africa and the prospect of regional integration in fast-tracking this process. Regional integration as being proposed among African countries can…

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September 22, 2020

Reopening Schools For Learning

As part of its response to combat COVID-19, the Nigerian government temporarily closed schools. To reopen schools, effective guidelines must be developed and implemented to protect students, staff, parents, and…

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July 13, 2020

Assessing Digitalization and Data Governance Issues in Africa

The growth of digitalization and digital technology adoption in Africa holds the key to strengthening and diversifying economies across the continent. Although these developments offer potentially life-changing benefits for consumers,…

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April 20, 2020

Nigeria Education in Focus (Issue 5)

According to UNESCO, about 35.9 million primary and secondary school learners are currently out-of-school as a result of the school closures. For primary schools, this number totals approximately 25.6 million…

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October 21, 2019

Nigeria Education in Focus (Issue4)

Education is acknowledged largely as a significant tool because it equips students with the functional skills for decent living and generates human capital that can spur economic development. Education has…

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September 19, 2019

Payment Patterns in Nigeria’s Public Facilities: Unexpected costs and implications for health-seeking behavior in Nigeria

Adequate health financing is a critical element of any strong healthcare system.  In Sub-Saharan Africa, financing and payment models for primary, secondary, and tertiary health care can be significant tools…

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June 21, 2019

Nigeria Education in Focus (Issue3)

Given that government does not fully cover the direct costs, parents bear a proportion of the costs of education. Although contributions from parents are expected to be small, this can…

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April 25, 2019

Nigeria Education in Focus (Issue2)

Inclusive education implies that education (quantity and quality) is accessible to all children, irrespective of their individual circumstances. However, in Nigeria, some vulnerable groups of children are found to be…

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April 16, 2019

State-owned enterprises

The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) Benchmarking Exercise Report (BER) 2017[1] assessed the operational activities in the nation’s oil and gas sector between 2015 and 2017 against the Natural Resource…

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March 27, 2019

Nigeria Education In Focus (Issue 1)

The existing education data in Nigeria are Millennium Development Goal (MDG) centric with focus on enrolment, transition and completion statistics, with no statistics on the extent of learning taking place…

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March 16, 2019

Managing Local Impacts

If managed properly, natural resource exploration could be beneficial to communities where extractive activities take place, either directly through transfer of resource revenues and corporate interventions or through the promotion…

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March 15, 2019

Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

In most business schools and development economics classes around the world, Nigeria is used as a textbook case of “resource curse”. With more than USD 1 trillion earned from oil…

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January 25, 2019

Understanding Political Will for Tobacco Control in the Nigerian Context

Sustained political will among government and non-state actors in the policy space has been responsible for the recorded success at the federal level in the implementation of tobacco control policies.…

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January 25, 2019

Prospects for Earmarking Revenue from Tobacco Taxes

Based on the results of CSEA’s Tobacco Tax Simulation Model (TETSiM), the government stands to gain about N67.7 billion additional revenue from the new tobacco taxation policy, within a one-year…

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January 25, 2019

Simulation of the Effect of Tax Increase

In June 2018, Nigeria introduced a new tax regime on tobacco products. In addition to the present 20% ad valorem excise duty charged on locally produced goods, tobacco products will…

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January 22, 2019

Snapshot of Taxes & Prices of Tobacco Products

Nigerian tobacco industry operates within an oligopolistic market structure, with BAT owning 79% of market brands, which allows for price differentiation across brands. However, price variations are also observed between…

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