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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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December 8, 2021

An Update on the Nigerian Electrification Project: Electrifying Nigeria’s most underserved

The Nigerian Electrification Project (NEP) is a federal government scheme designed in 2018 with the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and other partners to provide energy access to…

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December 7, 2021

Mobilising Community Support for Education: Lessons from the Igbajo Community in Nigeria

How can policymakers spur communal investment in education when benefits are shared among all, regardless of contributions? A case study of the Igbajo community in Nigeria’s Osun State finds an…

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December 2, 2021

Sport and Economy: The Fate of Developing Nigeria

Ever wondered why some countries win medals while others do not? Neither do they have the ability to win medals if they participate in sports event such as the Olympics?…

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November 30, 2021

Digital Governance Index

With the explosion in digital technologies and data, countries across are grappling with effective ways to address the threats emerging in the digital space as well as provide supportive structure…

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October 11, 2021

Avoiding extremes in data governance: an Interview with Adedeji Adeniran

Data governance remains a difficult concept to unpack even as efforts to understand what good data governance looks like have recently multiplied across the world. CSEA is leading a number…

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September 24, 2021

Quantifying the impact on Nigeria of the African Continental Free Trade Area

Nigeria—the largest economy in Africa—signed the AfCFTA on July 7, 2019, becoming the 34th member of the trading bloc. Under the AfCFTA, Nigeria stands to gain from increased access to cheaper…

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