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June 8, 2020

Ensuring learning continuity for every African child in the time of COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 250 million primary and secondary children are out of school in Africa. If schools only reopen when normalcy returns, which is estimated to be in 2021…

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May 29, 2020

The Special Education Needs Of Violence-Induced Out-Of-School Children In Nigeria

The rise of Boko Haram has plunged North Eastern Nigeria, and particularly Borno State, deeper into educational crisis. While rebuilding infrastructure is already underway, and is certainly a good step,…

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May 19, 2020

Pan-African Scientific Research Council: Call for Expression of Interest

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the stark need for African institutions of higher education that can efficiently generate and transmit knowledge in times of crisis. Now more than ever, scientists…

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May 11, 2020

Some thoughts on new poverty numbers in Nigeria

With the recent release of the 2018/2019 Harmonized Nigeria Living Standard Survey (HNLS), the true scale and scope of poverty in Nigeria will become clearer. When the World Data Lab’s…

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May 7, 2020

Why Effective Communication Is Fundamental To The Fight Against Covid 19 In Nigeria

The odds are that the world will defeat the Covid-19 pandemic in the end – prospects of an eventual vaccine are promising; and fatality rates, while devastating, have remained on…

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May 4, 2020

The case for debt relief in Africa amid COVID-19

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are putting in place significant fiscal policy measures to counteract the sudden stop in economic activities. These spending plans aim to…

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April 24, 2020

COVID 19 and the Informal Sector in Nigeria: The Socio-Economic Cost Implications

As the world is currently being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, nations are grappling with how to contain the spread and limit its effect with their borders. Nigeria, Africa’s most…

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April 23, 2020

CSEA, ASE, Join Global Experts, Leaders, to Issue G20 Call to Action on World Response To Covid-19

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) and The African School of Economics (ASE), recently lent their voices to two separate appeals to developed countries of…

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April 20, 2020

Effective Targeting of COVID-19 Aid in Nigeria

Faced with an invisible and novel enemy to fight, governments across the globe have deliberately shut down their economies and placed cities on lockdown in order to stem the spread…

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April 14, 2020

Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Nigerian economy

With 1.39 million coronavirus cases  and 79,382 deaths globally, the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the outbreak, the outlook for the world economy—and especially developing countries like Nigeria—was fragile,…

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April 13, 2020

The implication of Covid-19 pandemic on the Nigerian Economy

The Global Health Hazards and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 In December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, China. Based on initial laboratory findings,…

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April 2, 2020

COVID-19 in Nigeria – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as Vulnerable Populations at Risk

Here is what we know – COVID-19 has no known cure (at the time of writing this article). We also realize that given the dearth of medical infrastructure in Nigeria,…

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March 9, 2020

The Growing Livelihood-Problem for Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria

“I was almost killed” Amos is perched on the edge of the bench, next to me, underneath the broad shade of an old mango tree. It is mid-afternoon, and the…

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February 25, 2020

How Big is Nigeria’s Power Demand?

Context: Nigeria has Africa’s largest population and economy, but Nigerians consume 144 kwh per capita annually, only 3.5% as much as South Africans.1 With only 12 GW installed, and typically just one-third…

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February 14, 2020

Poverty Alleviation via Education in Nigeria: Lessons from China

In Nigeria, approximately 50% of the estimated 193 million population live in poverty. In 2018, the World Poverty clock estimates that Nigeria has the highest number of people living in…

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February 3, 2020

Electric cars and the future of Nigeria’s oil economy

The Future Policy makers of about 13 countries including China (the largest car market in the world) and Japan (the third largest car market in the world) are pushing for…

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