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 core, non-earmarked funding. CSEA is presently a beneficiary of the 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 (September 2015- December 2016)

Date

Project - title

Funder

Amount

Status

December, 2016

Subsidy reforms in Nigeria : Opportunities and Challenges 

 

Centre for Global Development (CGD)

 

US$10,000

Ongoing

December, 2016

Electricity in Nigeria

Centre for Global Development (CGD)

 

US$10,000

Ongoing

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

 

Completed

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

 

Completed

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

September 2015

National  Level Implications of Southern Development Goals

Southern Voice

US$10,000

Completed