Annual Report

November 6, 2017

CSEA ANNUAL REPORT

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As Nigeria is currently witnessing an economic and fiscal crisis, the need for evidence-based and timely research to guide policymakers in making informed decisions have become ever more useful.  CSEA,  as  a  leading  think  tank in  Africa, with proximity to policymakers in the capital city of  Abuja,  is  increasingly  repositioning  itself  to track and   analyse   key   developments   in   the Nigerian economy, and provide actionable recommendations. Thus the centre has strengthened its organizational structure, research capacity and quality, as well as its dissemination strategy to ensure that policy-relevant research is continuously channeled into the policy space




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