Author: Drusilla David

Enhancing Data Sharing Practices Between Government Agencies

In today’s fast-paced world, access to accurate and timely data is crucial for effective governance and decision-making. Policymakers often struggle to access the data they need to make informed decisions and serve the public effectively. The problem lies not in the lack of available data but in its inaccessibility. Unfortunately, many government ministries, departments, and […]

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Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience: A Comparative Analysis of Nigeria and Ghana

Nigeria and Ghana have experienced a range of economic shocks over the past two decades, including natural disasters, commodity-price fluctuations, financial crises and global economic downturns. These shocks have significantly impacted the economic stability and growth prospects of both countries, emphasising the importance of developing effective resilience strategies. Nigeria and Ghana have implemented monetary and […]

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The potential Fiscal and Health Effects of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in Nigeria

Using data from a dedicated survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) and led by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) in 2023 on SSB consumption patterns in Nigeria, this report begins by examining SSB consumption trends, revealing noticeable gender and age disparities. The study suggests […]

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Launch of the Research Report on Sugar- Sweetened Beverages (SSB) Tax Study

Fidelis Obaniyi, Research Associate, represented CSEA at a public presentation of findings from the study, “Potential Fiscal and Public Health Effects of SSB Tax in Nigeria”, organised by Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) on February 27 and 29, 2024 in Abuja and Lagos respectively. The Sugar–Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Tax research study, led by […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 8)

In its recent CPI and Inflation report, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that Nigeria’s inflation rate increased to 29.90 percent in January 2024, a 0.98 percentage points rise from 28.92 percent recorded in December 2023. On a year-on-year basis, this represents an 8.08 percentage points increase from 21.82 percent in January 2023. Food inflation increased […]

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Webinar: Positioning think-tanks to support the African Union policy agenda at the G20

CSEA Executive Director, Dr Chukwuka Onyekwena joined The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) & Economic Policy Research Centre(ERPC) online discourse as a panellist to explore how think tanks can bolster the African Union’s Policy Agenda. The webinar provided a platform for discussions on how think-tanks can leverage the era of technological innovation to deepen evidence […]

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A Call to Action: Deepening States’ Contribution to Ending Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Nigeria as a Panacea for Gender Inclusion

Ending Gender-based Violence (GBV) as highlighted within SDG 5, aims to achieve gender equality and inclusion. Specifically, SDG 5.2 seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation . As a result, SDG 5 acknowledges that inclusion […]

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Nigeria Economic Update(Issue 7)

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has halted quasi-fiscal measures totalling over 10 trillion naira. The finance was issued by the CBN previously as development finance interventions. The cessation of quasi-fiscal measures by the CBN emerges as a response to empirical findings indicating that these measures to assist Micro,Small, And Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have substantially […]

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Ed-Tech Landscape and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

This study examines the adoption of education technology (Ed-Tech) in primary and secondary education in 10 sub-Saharan African countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Benin, Malawi, and Senegal. The study assesses development and implementation of Ed-Tech policies and programmes in the region, exploring how far Ed-Tech has advanced learning outcomes, improved […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 6)

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed, in its data on movement on gross foreign reserves, that the country’s foreign reserves, which were $37.1 billion as of January 3, 2023, fell to $33.1 billion by February 8, 2024.This represents a 10.7 per cent decline ($4 billion) in foreign reserves. Consequently, the number of months […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 5)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook Update released in January 2024, estimated that Nigeria grew at 2.8 percent in 2023 and reviewed its 2024 economic growth forecast downward by 0.1 percent from 3.1 percent projected in October 2023 to 3.0 percent in 2024. Persistent macroeconomic weaknesses, high levels of public debt, […]

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Development Gateway selects CSEA as Sustainability Partner

In furtherance of our work on tobacco control in Africa, we are pleased to announce that CSEA has been selected as the Tobacco Control Data Initiative’s (TCDI 2.0) sustainability partner. The TCDI platform enhances access to country-specific data, enabling better tobacco control policy planning and execution across Africa. As part of our onboarding process, we […]

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Data Governance Snapshot: The Cameroon report

Cameroon, a country in Central Africa with a per capita income of around $1,564, has a population of over 28.65 million. At the outset of 2022, Cameroon boasted 10.05 million internet users, representing 36.5 percent of the country’s population. By the start of 2023, this figure had surged to 12.89 million, substantially increasing to 45.6 […]

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CSEA organises dissemination event on ‘Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience: A Comparative Analysis of Nigeria And Ghana

CSEA in collaboration with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) with support from the International Development Research Center (IDRC) organized a dissemination event to share findings from the report on “Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience: A Comparative Analysis of Nigeria and Ghana”. The event comprised of two presentations led by Prof. Conrad van Gass, Senior […]

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Building trust, shaping the future:AI governance for Africa

This policy brief aims to outline the key considerations for developing artificial intelligence (AI) governance frameworks that promote transparency, accountability and confidence in AI systems across the African continent. AI is gaining some traction in African countries, as a means to drive socio-economic development. Countries are recognising the potential of AI and as a result, […]

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Closing the Care Gap: A Look at Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Efforts in Light of the Cancer Challenge

One of the global causes of death is cancer. It is estimated that approximately 10 million people die of cancer annually. Notably, one out of every six deaths worldwide is attributable to cancer, making it the leading cause of mortality on a global scale. In Nigeria, the annual death toll from cancer is around 72,000. […]

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