Author: Kennedy

Supporting Humanitarian Workers in North-Eastern Nigeria

North-eastern Nigeria, comprising of Borno, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe, and Bauchi states, has become the most uninhabitable region in the country due to series of Boko Haram attacks. Despite counterterrorism strategies of the Government, the Boko Haram insurgency has shown no signs of abating and have widened in its complexity. Additionally, clashes between nomadic Fulani […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 50)

The provisional Balance of Payment (BOP) estimates for 2018Q3 disclosed a significant reversal and deterioration in Nigeria’s BOP position, relative to the corresponding quarter in 2017 and 2018Q2. Overall BOP slumped to a deficit of $4.5 billion1, from surpluses of $503.9 million and $2.8 billion in 2018Q2 and 2017Q3 respectively.

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 49)

Nigeria’s real GDP growth rate rose marginally Year-on-Year by 1.8 percent in 2018Q3, as against 1.5 percent recorded in the preceding quarter – a minor increase of 0.3 percentage points. Non-oil sector, the main driver of the overall GDP growth rate increase, improved to 2.36 percent, from 2.05 percent.

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 48)

According to the NBS newly released data, total IGR generated by 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory for the first half of the year 2018 outperformed the comparable period IGR of 2017. About N579.5 billion was generated1, up from N453.8 billion reported to have been generated in 2017- representing an increase of 27.7 percent

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 47)

Recently released 2018 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHS) reveals that only 64 percent of children in Nigeria are growing healthily and are not stunted or frail1. The survey stated that the prevalence of stunting is 32 percent and has remained above 30 percent since 2014.

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Using food reserves to enhance food and nutrition security in developing countries

The study aims to clarify the potential roles of food reserves (FR) in enhancing food and nutrition security in developing countries and analyze the substitutability and complementarity between FR and other tools. The study is based on a review of the existing literature (both theoretical and empirical) and ten case studies analyzing experiences in Asia […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 46)

Recent media reports reveal that Nigeria spent an alarming amount of N5.75 billion daily to service debts – summing up to a total of N1.07 trillion for the first half (six months) of 2018, paid as interest on money borrowed from local and international sources. This implies that about 51% of the projected N2.1 trillion […]

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CSEA Participates in the TTI Exchange 2018 (TTIX)

CSEA participated in the TTI Exchange 2018 (TTIX), held in Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, on 12 – 14 November 2018. The event focused on the theme Sustainable Organisations for Sustainable Development:  Into the Future – How Can Think Tanks Continue to Contribute to Building More Equitable and Prosperous Societies?. For a decade, the Think Tank […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 42)

The recent compilation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at sub-national level by the NBS provides estimates for eleven states for a five-year period covering 2013-2017. The eleven states covered, contributed a total of N33.3 trillion to nominal GDP in 2017

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Challenges and Interventions Needs in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)

Although Nigeria has been generating electricity in commercial quantities for over a century, the pace of electricity infrastructure development in the county is very slow and power supply remains highly inadequate. In 2013, two segments of Nigeria’s power sector (generation and distribution) were privatized to resolve the challenges associated with the prior monopoly of government […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 41)

The World Bank’s recently unveiled Human Capital Index ranks Nigeria at 152nd position out of the 157 countries surveyed, with a value of 0.34.  Nigeria is placed below several other sub-Saharan African countries. The poor ranking likely accounts for long years…

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CSEA receives funding for research on tobacco control policy in Nigeria

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, causing more than seven million deaths per year–the vast majority in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Through the Economics of Tobacco Control Research Initiative, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are partnering to fund research focused on supporting innovative fiscal […]

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Educational Performance in Nigeria: Dimensions, Drivers and Implications for SDGs

On Wednesday, August 28, 2018, the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, CSEA, organized a round-table discussion within the framework of Southern Voice’s study on the State of the SDGs (SVSS). The theme of the workshop was Educational Performance in Nigeria: Dimensions, Drivers and Implications for SDGs, and Demand for Education and […]

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The Socioeconomic Implications of Exclusion of the Girl child in Education

Throughout the world, millions of girls are being deprived of a fundamental right – the right to education. This all-important right set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1984 has been reinforced, recognized as a global priority, and incorporated into developmental agendas over the past decades. Developed nations have made tremendous progressive […]

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On the dispensability of new technologies: Evidence from Colonial Railroads in Nigeria

Investment in transportation infrastructure only significantly impacts on economic development if it opens up the area to new markets in terms of trade and production– Dozie Okoye Last week, the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) held its first bi-weekly seminar for the month of August.  Dr. Dozie, Associate Professor at […]

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Untapped Economic Potentials in West Africa Region

Economic or trade unions all have something in common; to form a sizable market that can position its member states in a vantage standpoint needed to influence trade negotiations or expand the economic prosperity of its people through joint policy.  Economic unions or blocs are not necessarily formed to increase population size, promote consumerism or […]

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