Author: Zara Kenny

Fiscal Transparency – Nigeria Continues to Slide in Open Budget Index

Overview The International Budget Partnership (IBP), on January 23, 2013, released the results of the Open Budget Index (OBI) for 2012 in which about 100 countries were surveyed. The OBI measures the state of budget transparency, participation, and oversight in the budget process. In the outcome of the survey, Nigeria’s overall score was only 16 […]

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Brazil’s President Visit to Nigeria and Implications for the BRICS

The visit culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the setting up of the Nigeria-Brazil Bi-national Commission with the aim of boosting trade and economic activities between the two countries

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Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure and Accountability (SIIPEA)

The project on strengthening institutions to improve public expenditure accountability is a 5-year project supported by DFID and managed by the Global Development Network (GDN) and Results for Development (R4D). CSEA is one of 14 institutions in the developing world that participate in the project. The project aims to support and strengthen the think tanks […]

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GEGAfrica

CSEA is one of the founding African partners of the GEGAfrica project. GEGAfrica comprises a network of African think-tanks and scholars working on issues of global economic governance and how they affect Africa, and particularly South Africa. The aims of the GEGAfrica project are to undertake and promote research driven by African needs, to advise […]

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Think Tank Initiative (TTI)

CSEA receives support under the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a wide-ranging multi-donor support initiative for think-tanks in developing countries, funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the William and Flora Hewlett and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations. CSEA is one of 24 think tanks in Africa to qualify under the TTI […]

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Global Economic Governance (GEG)

The Global Economic Governance programme will cover studies on the economic partnerships between the major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) – and Africa, South-South Cooperation, and the role of multilateral institutions in development. This would reflect the changing landscape of development assistance with countries in the global South playing […]

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Macroeconomics and Public Financial Management (PFM)

The Macroeconomics and Public Financial Management (PFM) covers studies on forecasting macroeconomic variables used in macroeconomic planning and designing economic policies as well as research on developing the private sector into the major engine of economic growth and public financial management. Specifically, this research area focuses on: –                     Macroeconomics Forecasting and Planning –                     Economic Policy –                     Private Sector […]

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Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth (PRIG)

The Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth research area covers broader development topics including:-          Poverty –          Agriculture and Food Security –          Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development –          SDGs

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