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January 31, 2023

Unlocking Africa’s Digital Potential: The Role of EU-Africa Collaboration

Introduction The digital economy is on the exponential rise due to its capability to transform and revolutionise economies and societies,  influencing how we work, live, and interact. Otherwise known as…

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January 24, 2023

Highlighting CSEA’s research in the education sector

Today, the 24th of January, the world celebrates the International Day of Education to recognize the role education plays in fostering peace and development. This year’s theme is “to invest…

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January 20, 2023

Measuring Learning Is Key to Reaching Education Goals: The Case of Nigeria

Learning assessments have played a key role in highlighting the extent of the learning crisis in Nigeria. The next step to addressing learning is improving assessments to close data gaps…

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December 7, 2022

Why Nigeria should Strengthen Mobile Money: Some Stylized Facts

Nigeria continues to miss its financial inclusion targets. Many constraints around the formal banking system have meant that a greater percentage of the Nigerian population remains excluded from the formal…

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November 10, 2022

Learning trajectories: A practical tool for tracking learning and taking action

Learning trajectories are graphs that show how many children achieve a certain level of minimum proficiency at each grade. While learning trajectories have previously been used for research, two new efforts…

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October 25, 2022

Proposed 2023 budget: Low Commitment to Capital Spending

The proposed 2023 budget Bill was presented on October 07, 2022. While presenting the budget, President Muhammadu Buhari highlighted the revenue challenge, which may have influenced the size of the…

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September 19, 2022

Five ways to build resilience in Nigeria’s education system

COVID-19 has compounded a long-standing learning crisis in many African countries, where millions of children were already out of school before the pandemic. Nigeria has the highest rate of out-of-school…

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September 5, 2022

How growing up during a Drought can affect Labour Opportunities later in Life

Amina and Yakubu grew up in the northern part of Nigeria in the 1970s. In early childhood, they experienced one of the worst droughts. They lost the quality of their…

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August 14, 2022

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…

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July 24, 2022

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…

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July 20, 2022

Podcast: Covid, conflict and oil – a Nigerian economic story

While the Government’s response had proved effective at containing the Ebola virus just a handful of years earlier, Dr. Adeniran describes how it soon became clear that this new shock…

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May 31, 2022

Promoting an effective tobacco tax system to save lives and the environment

‘Tobacco use is killing us and our planet’! Annually, tobacco use kills about 8 million people globally and 29,000 people in Nigeria. The economic costs of tobacco attributable disease on…

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May 9, 2022

New Digital Governance Platform: Why It Matters For Policymakers

Digital innovations are advancing at a rapid pace, connecting businesses, individuals,  governments around the world and creating exciting opportunities. These opportunities provide numerous benefits and major gains in terms of…

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April 14, 2022

AI & Gender – Bridging the gap

The rapid growth of AI is swiftly changing the world of work and business. Embedded in this growth is its potential to create new opportunities for gender equality. However, if…

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March 23, 2022

Developing an effective data governance framework to deliver African digital potentials

Rapid digitalization has the potential to enhance structural transformation among African countries as well as galvanize progress on regional developments like the recent African Continental Free Trade Area. However, these…

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January 26, 2022

Africa: Key issues to track in 2022

Africa enters 2022 with a long and urgent to-do list. In this blog, Adedeji Adeniran joins other experts to outline key political, economic, security and health issues the continent must…

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