CSEA Projects Update

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) is a non-profit think tank that conducts independent, high quality applied research on economic policy issues in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

CSEA’s activities are largely financed by grants from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, under the TTI (Think Tank Initiative).

The Initiative is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent policy research institutions in the developing world. It was launched in 2008 and currently provides 43 think tanks in 20 countries with a core, non-earmarked funding.

CSEA is presently a beneficiary of Phase 2 of the TTI Institutional Grant of CAD 702,682 for the period: 2014-2019. The Centre also benefits from Research grants/Project funding from other Institutions.

CSEA Projects Update (January 2016- December 2018)

Commissioned Date Project – title Funder Amount Status
December 2018 Strengthening the Capacity of Country and Regional Policy Support Organizations in Africa and Asia


Results for Development (R4D) $10, 000 Ongoing
October 2018 The Economics of Tobacco Control Nigeria: Fostering Effective Tobacco Control Policy Implementation in Nigeria


International Development Research Centre (IDRC) CAD 311,000 Ongoing
July 2018 Linking Chinese oil for Infrastructure deals  with developmental outcomes: Nigeria Case study


Open University, United Kingdom


£10,000 Ongoing
June 2018 Educational Performance in Nigeria: The Dimensions, Drivers and Implications for SDGs Southern Voice on the State of the SDGs $50, 000


June 2018 Bridging the Infrastructure Deficit and Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)


R 100, 000


June 2018 Digital Technology and Fertilizer Reforms in Nigeria


Center for Global Development (CGD) $7, 000


April 2018 South-South Cooperation coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development: The Case of Nigeria


South- South Global Thinkers


$20, 000


March 2018 Energy for Growth Hub Centre for Global Development (CGD) $10,000 Completed

December 2017


A Scoping Study Of Nigeria’s Tobacco Market


Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK)






October 2017


2017 Nigeria Benchmarking Exercise


Nigeria Natural Resource Charter(NNRC)/FOSTER


NGN 3,693,900




October 2017


Modelling the Impact of a Tobacco Tax Change on Public Health and Government Revenue in Nigeria


Africa Capacity Building Foundation(ACBF)






December, 2016


Subsidy reforms in Nigeria : Opportunities and Challenges



Centre for Global Development (CGD)






December, 2016 Electricity in Nigeria Centre for Global Development (CGD)


US$10,000 Completed
August, 2016 Fiscal Data Updating Learning, Evidence and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) – DFID GBP 1,000 – first phase Completed


August, 2016 Infrastructure financing in Nigeria: Engagement with MDBs and recommendations on how lending processes could be improved


South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)


R 65,000


June, 2016 Efficiency of Food Reserves in Enhancing Food Security in Developing Countries: The Nigeria Case Study



DAI Europe Ltd / European Commission


EUR 10,800 Completed
February, 2016 Contract Farming in Nigeria’s Value Chain: exploring the experiences of Olam Nigeria Michigan State University US$ 20, 194


January, 2016


Component 1: Financing Basic Education in Nigeria: What are the Feasible Options?

Component 2: Improving Educational Outcomes in Nigeria: Effectiveness, Accountability, and Equity Issues

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and International commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity US$ 124, 965 Completed