Author: Eddy Akpabio

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 32)

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria’s inflation rose to 19.64 percent in July 2022, from 18.60 recorded in June, 2022.1 This is 2.27 percentage points higher than 17.38 per-cent recorded in July 2021. The report also shows that on a month-on-month basis, the Headline inflation rate in July 2022 was 1.82 percent, […]

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CSEA participates in the COMPRA review Conference

CSEA’s Executive Director, Chukwuka Onyekwena and Senior Research Fellow Mma Amara Ekeruche, attended the review conference on the COVID-19 Macroeconomic Policy Responses in Africa (COMPRA) project. The COMPRA Project, funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in collaboration with the South African Institute of International (SAIIA), was commissioned in August 2020. With focus on six African countries – Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, Benin, South […]

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Has economic growth reduced poverty in Nigeria? A critical analysis of the last two decades

Poverty reduction has beena crucial issue at the centre of global policy development in recent years. Hence, the urgent drive to eradicate extreme poverty has drawn upon different approaches to poverty reduction(Ogun, 2010). One of which is the reduction of poverty through economic growth. The role of economic growth as a means to reduce poverty […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 31)

According to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data, Nigeria’s mineral production in 2021 was 89.48 million tons, which indicates a 39.19 percent improvement over the 64.29 million tons produced in 2020.1 Granite, laterite, limestone, and sand are the most mined products. At the state level, the top three producing states were Ogun, Kogi, and Cross […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 30)

The recently released 2021 Electronic-payment Fact Sheet by the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) shows that Nigerian banks had a total of 191.4 million bank accounts in 2021, out of which 133.5 million were active, suggesting that a total of 57.9 million were inactive.1 Further information provided revealed that the number of bank accounts increased […]

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RISE Dissemination Event

CSEA in partnership with Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) organized a multi-state dissemination event across Kwara, Oyo, Enugu, and Bauchi states from 15th to 23rd of August, 2022. These sessions targeted education stakeholders in public, private and developmental sectors, firstly by providing updates on the activities of the RISE project across Nigeria and secondly publishing findings from the research team. The […]

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The role of Industries Without Smokestacks (IWOSS) in addressing Nigeria’s unemployment crisis

In 2020, Nigeria’s population was estimated to be above 200 million and about 61 percent (122 million) of the population were within the working age. Out of the 122 million in the working age group, 69.7 million are in the labour force and a significant proportion of them are without a job. The most recent […]

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3rd Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Women in Trade

On Tuesday 9th August 2022, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa organized the 3rd Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Women in Trade (WIT) titled “Strengthening Women in trade in the African Region.” The event was organized in collaboration with the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada. The hybrid session, held at the Abuja campus of […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 29)

In line with the provisions of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on July 16 was transformed into a new entity and regulated under the provision of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).2 As a result, NNPC was transited to Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Limited) as a […]

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Seminar Series: Re-examining the Ability of Ethnic Federalism to Reduce Group Grievances in Nigeria

CSEA in collaboration with the African School of Economics organized an in-house seminar meeting. The session featured a paper presentation by Narrelle Gilchrist from the Politics Department, Princeton University, and a sequel panel discussion facilitated by Tunde Salman, Hussaini Abdu, PhD. and Dr. Ndubuisi Nwokolo. In the session, Narrelle unveiled her paper titled “A Way to Mitigate Ethnic Tension? Re-examining the Ability of Ethnic Federalism to Reduce […]

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J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2022

The 2022 Evaluating Social Programs training organized by JPAL Africa, featured a five-day course on evaluating social programs aimed at providing a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Participants from nine African countries, including researchers and practitioners were in attendance. The training provided a platform for participants to understand why and when a rigorous evaluation of social impact is […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 28)

The data from the June 2022 Money and Credit Statistics published by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) shows that the net credit to the economy rose to N57.3 trillion at the end of June 2022 from N48.5 trillion at the end of December 2021, indicating an 18.02 percent increase in the first half of 2022 (H1 […]

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The Boko Haram Conflict and Food Insecurity: Does Resilience Capacity Matter?

Drawing from a robust identification strategy and household panel data collected before and after households were exposed to the Boko Haram conflict, this paper addresses the question of whether resilience capacity is an important factor in mitigating household risks of food insecurity due to conflict shocks. Using the non-parametric difference-in-differences framework, the paper identifies that […]

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Foundations For Pro-development Digital Governance Framework in Africa

Today, the increasing value of digitalisation and data to global development has received widespread attention. A great number of structural transformations have been driven by means of digital technologies. Digital technology has provided a marked boost to world economic output and created innumerable jobs. Following the recent COVID-19 disruption on the global scene, many other […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 27)

According to the latest transport fare watch by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the average cost of air transport was N55,906.86 in May 2022, an increase of 52.95 percent from N36,552.70 paid in May 2021.4 Similarly, the cost of an inter-city bus journey stood at N3,668.64, suggesting an increase of 47.3 percent from N2,490.60 a year ago. The […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 26)

Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) shows that at the end of the first half of 2022 (H1 2022), Nigeria’s external reserves stood at US$39.16 billion.3 This indicates th at the external reserves grew by 1.8 percent from US$38.48 billion at the beginning of the month (June 1). At mid-year, the external reserve […]

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