The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa is pleased to announce


The Fourth Annual Economic Policy and Fiscal Strategy Seminar, with the theme:

“Competitiveness and Growth in Nigeria”




Date: December 11, 2012


Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria




Sponsored by:


International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Development Network (GDN)




Plenary speech on The Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) by


Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance




As the Nigerian government refocuses on economic reforms and service delivery in order to catalyse inclusive growth and development, the theme and topics of the seminar are timely and highly relevant to the policy process in Nigeria. The aim of the seminar is to share insightful knowledge gained through rigorous research by CSEA’s researchers and other experts that can inform policy decisions.






Seminar Program




Participants at the seminar will include senior policymakers, private sector leaders, civil society groups, the academic and research community, the media and international donor representatives. The seminar language will be in English. The seminar will provide opportunities for networking among participants and interactive debates with key government officials. The following topics will be discussed at the seminar, which will be structured around two technical sessions:






Session 1: Product Space and Export Competiveness




Session 2: Cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis of education sector interventions in Nigeria




Session 3: Fiscal consolidation and service delivery in Nigeria: the Transformation Agenda








Seminar Invitation and Participation




Attendance is strictly by invitation. Invited guests should please respond by Wednesday, November 15, 2012 to Miss Golda Nwadike at 08032165872 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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