Author: Drusilla David

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 4)

The Oil market report for the fourth quarter of 2023 by the International Energy Agency indicates that thegrowth of global oil demand is expected to slow down by 1.2 million barrels per day (mb/d) in 2024 compared to 2.3 mb/d in 2023. The decline in projected oil demand is due to several factors including slow GDP growth in […]

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Nigeria Economic Update(Issue 3)

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in its Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Inflation report for December 2023, revealed that Nigeria’s headline inflation rate rose to 28.92 percent. On a Year-on-Year (YoY) basis, the figure is 7.58 percentage points higher compared to 21.34 percent recorded in December 2022 and 0.72 percentage points higher than 28.20 […]

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CSEA hosts the World Bank Nigeria Team for a Presentation of the 2023 Nigeria Development Update

CSEA hosted the World Bank for a presentation of its December 2023 publication themed: ‘Nigeria Development Update: “Turning the Corner, From Reforms and Renewed Hope to Results.’ The event was held on January 17, 2024, at the CSEA Conference Room in Abuja. The meeting provided a platform for participants to discuss the findings form the […]

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Call for Applications: Research Manager

Tobacco Control Data Initiative- Research Manager Background CSEA, a non-profit research think tank based in Abuja, Nigeria, invites highly motivated and experienced candidates interested in working in Sub-Saharan Africa to contribute to the design, implementation, and facilitation of the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) platform. CSEA is a leading think tank in Africa on Tobacco […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 2)

According to the 2024 United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects report, global GDP growth is projected to slow from an estimated 2.7 percent in 2023 to 2.4 percent in 2024 and improve moderately to 2.7 percent in 2025. However, the growth projections for 2024 and 2025 are below the pre-pandemic growth rate trend of […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 1)

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), capital importation to Nigeria in Q3 2023 stood at $654.65 million, indicating a 36.45 percent decline from $1.03 billion recorded in Q2 2023 and a 43.55 percent decline from $1.16 billion recorded in Q3 2022. The Q3 2023 value is the lowest Nigeria has recorded in any quarter over […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 49)

In its latest Nigeria Development Update, the World Bank revealed that 24 million Nigerians had been pushed below the poverty line in 5 years – between 2018 and 2023. In tandem, poverty rate in the country has increased to 46 percent in 2023 compared to 40 percent recorded in 2018 with the number of poor people […]

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Nigeria Economic Update Issue 48

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the 29th of November 2023, presented the 2024 budget before the joint session of the National Assembly. The budget is the largest in Nigeria’s history with a size of N27.5 trillion and a revenue projection of N18.32 trillion resulting in a budget deficit of N9.18 trillion. Revenue comprises oil revenue […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 47)

Data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) reveals that 156 oil spill incidents were reported between September and November 2023, costing the waste of about 2792.51 barrels of crude oil. According to the November report, the spill happened at various oil companies’ facilities, with Total Exploration and Production having reported the most significant spillage at 803.06 […]

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15th African Policy Circle Meeting

CSEA’s Executive Director Dr Chukwuka Onyekwena attended the 15th African Policy Circle (APC) meeting under the theme: “Where is Africa in a Changing World: Active contributor or inert observer?” The meeting which was held in Accra, Ghana, on December 5th and 6th 2023, provided a platform for think tanks to deliberate on topics which are […]

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Unlocking stronger institutions, policies and citizen participation in Africa for a more effective data driven public sector

This brief evaluates the current state of enabling institutions, policies, and citizen engagement, in fostering greater data value creation in the public sector. Based on our analysis of selected sub indicators from the World Bank’s GovTech Maturity Index (GTMI or the Index), we observe that while African countries are investing more in the digital transformation […]

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Implementing the AfCFTA Agreement: Implications for Biodiversity, Agriculture and Trade Negotiations

This policy insights examines the potential impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area, and its underlying agreement, on biodiversity, agriculture and food security in Africa. It highlights the significant benefits that the implementation of the agreement promises to bring, particularly in the agricultural sector, and the potentially negative effects on Africa’s biodiversity, smallholder farmers […]

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Generative AI for Long-Term Advancement and Inclusive Transformation: Empowering Africa’s Future

This policy insight highlights the impact of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) on various sectors of the African economy and identifies some of the factors limiting the responsible adoption and growth of this technology in Africa. This brief further provides key policy considerations on how Africa can effectively employ the potential of generative AI to drive […]

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Inaugural Conference of the International Network on African Energy Transition

The African continent is faced with low socio-economic developments mainly caused by economic difficulties, high public debt and the impact of climate change. These challenges affect the continent’s stability and security. The European Union and Italy are interested to invest in Africa’s future, specifically in its energy field. For this investment to succeed, listening and […]

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Invitation to the online Launch of the GRAIN network

The Gender and Responsible Artificial Intelligence Network (GRAIN) consortium, together with CSEA(Nigeria), IPAR (Senegal) and SUNBIRD IA (Uganda) is pleased to invite you to the online launch of the GRAIN Network on November 20 and 21, 2023 at 10am GMT on the Zoom platform. GRAIN is an initiative that aims to promote gender equality and […]

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CSEA participates in the conference on Social Protection and Economic Uncertainties in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Societies

CSEA participated at the conference on “Social Protection and Economic Uncertainties in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Societies.” The event was organized by the Conflict Research Network West Africa (CORN) in partnership with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Abuja, Nigeria, from November 8th to 9th, 2023.  In collaboration with our partner, development Research and […]

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