March 9, 2023

Naira Redesign Policy and the State of Digitalization in Nigeria

Modern development has placed digital technologies at the forefront, giving economies a chance to hasten economic expansion and ease the connection of people to services and employment. The contribution of…

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March 8, 2023

Sexual Abuse of Women and Girls in Nigeria: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic

The battle to eradicate the sexual abuse of women and girls has always been heavily reliant on non-governmental organisations (NGOs). However, the evidence indicates that progress has been slow in…

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March 8, 2023

Building a more Inclusive Digital Future for Women in the Global South

The advent of digital innovation has revolutionised our world, bringing immense benefits to individuals, societies, and economies. It has boosted efficiency and productivity and fostered opportunities for creativity and expansion.…

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March 6, 2023

Changing Perspectives: SSB Tax is key to Addressing Obesity in Nigeria

Obesity is on the rise globally, with 1 billion people predicted will be living with the disease by 2030. Obesity is no longer just a disease of rich countries. The…

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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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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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