Author: Drusilla David

Webinar: EdTech Landscape in Africa: The progress, problem and pathway to inclusive education

CSEA in collaboration with Southern Voice and Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), organized a webinar to discuss the progress and challenges of education technology (EdTech) in Africa, as well as pathways that will drive inclusive education in the region. Dr. Adedeji Adeniran, the Director of Research at CSEA, presented the findings of the […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 12)

In its recent Money and Credit statistics, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) revealed that bank’s credit to the private sector increased month-on-month (MoM) by 5.99 percent from N76.29 trillion in January 2024 to N80.86 trillion in February 2024. Year-on-Year, this represents a N39.11 trillion (93.67 percent) percent increase from N41.75 trillion recorded in February 2023. […]

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CSEA organises a 3-day soft skills training workshop for staff

CSEA organised a 3 -day workshop training on Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution and Mental Health for our staff. The training was facilitated by Mr Yomi Oloko, from INSIGHTS Training Services. The first two sessions were designed to equip participants with the understanding of emotional intelligence, and constructive conflict skills necessary to thrive in their respective […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 11)

Nigeria’s external reserves rose slightly to $34.49 billion on March 21, 2024. The increment could be attributed to multiple factors including inflow of foreign capital and an increase in global oil prices. Given the crucial role of foreign reserves in fulfilling import obligations and stabilizing exchange rates, the government must prioritize initiatives to bolster reserves […]

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Unlocking the Potentials of Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry

Afro beats have grown in popularity, both locally and globally, during the last decade. Its success extends beyond music, to the film and fashion industries. The widespread availability of internet access has given rise to a subgroup known as skit makers and influencers. Currently, the Nigerian entertainment sector has the second-largest position worldwide, after Hollywood […]

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Press Release: Sensitization Workshop on ‘Understanding New Nigerian Labour Force Statistics’

In a sensitization workshop event titled “Understanding New Nigerian Labour Force Statistics,” experts and other stakeholders gathered in Abuja on Monday, March 18, 2024, to deliberate on the importance and impact of Labour force statistics data for policy formulation and resource allocation, amongst others. The event was hosted by the Centre for the Study of […]

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EdTech Landscape in Africa: The progress, problem and pathway to inclusive education

CSEA and its partners – Southern Voice and Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) – are organizing a webinar on “Edtech Landscape in Africa: The Progress, Problem and Pathway to Inclusive Education” to understand where EdTech is in Africa, the challenges bedeviling its development and how research can help in the developing world. This […]

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CSEA attends  Young Women’s Leadership Conference

CSEA Research Associate Chisom Udora and Communications Fellow, Evelyn Dan Epelle attended the Young Women’s Leadership Conference at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, which was organized by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Citizenship and Leadership, Ms Rinsola Abiola. The conference emphasized the necessity […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 10)

The recent Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that Nigeria recorded a trade deficit of N1.41 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2023 (Q4 2023). In the quarter, Nigeria’s total trade was ₦26.80 trillion, implying a 38.24 percent increase from the value recorded in the third quarter […]

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Stakeholders Workshop on Public Procurement and Good Governance in Nigeria

CSEA and its partners- Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) at The Brookings Institution Institution (USA) and the African Procurement Law Unit (South Africa) organized a stakeholder dialogue on “Public Procurement and Good Governance in Nigeria” to understand how we can improve governance in public procurement in Nigeria. The dialogue focused on 4 areas, including gender-responsive public procurement, transparency of the […]

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Public procurement in Nigeria: How to reform the unreformable

Irrespective of a country’s level of development, public procurement plays a pivotal role in shaping the efficacy of public service delivery and fostering a conducive environment for inclusive growth. In the Nigerian context, deficiencies in public procurement have contributed in part to a poor level of governance and weak state capacity. This is due to […]

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Nigeria Economic Update(Issue 9)

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in its 293rd meeting held on the 27th of February, raised the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by 400 basis points, from 18.75 percent to 22.75 percent. The MPR is the benchmark interest rate set by the CBN for commercial banks to disburse loans […]

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CSEA attends the National launch of the 2023-2024 Human Development Report (HDR)

CSEA’s Executive Director, Dr Chukwuka Onyekwena, attended the National launch of the 2023-2024 Human Development Report (HDR) titled “Breaking the Gridlock: Reimagining cooperation in a polarized world”, organised by the UNDP in Abuja, Nigeria, on March 19, 2024. The report presents ways forward that hinges on reimagining cooperation in ways that do not assume away […]

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CSEA hosts sensitization workshop on Nigeria Labour force statistics

CSEA hosted a sensitization workshop in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), titled “Understanding New Nigerian Labour Force Statistics,” on Monday, March 18, 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria. The event provided a platform for experts and other stakeholders to deliberate on the importance and impact of Labour force statistics data for policy formulation and […]

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Official Launch of Nigeria Economic Diplomacy Discourse

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) in partnership with NOIPolls and the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), launched the Nigeria Economic Diplomacy Discourse (NEDD). The event was held on March 13, 2024, at the CSEA Conference Room in Abuja. The event consisted of three presentations led by Dr. […]

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Sensitization Workshop on ‘Understanding New Nigerian Labour Force Statistics’

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), is organising a sensitization workshop titled “Understanding New Nigerian Labour Force Statistics”. The workshop aims to acquaint stakeholders, including government officials, the private sector, civil society organizations, and the public with the most recent Nigerian Labour […]

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