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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 28, 2022

Policy Proposals For External Debt Management And Sustainability In Developing And Low-Income Countries

The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the global economy. The sources of economic growth and productivity gains have been constrained, and poverty and inequality have risen sharply. In…

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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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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 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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June 23, 2022

CSEA wins the RISE Capacity Development Award

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) has emerged winner of the RISE Capacity Development Award for its work on the Learning Trajectories Training. To celebrate the amazing…

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May 28, 2022

The Economic and Social Costs of Out of School Children in Nigeria

Out-of-school children (OOSC) has long been a global problem that affects a country in various ramifications. With 10.5 million OOSC, Nigeria is recognised to have the largest number of children…

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May 6, 2022

Harnessing The Potential of Demographic Dividend In Sudan

Sudan has transitioned to the era of demographic dividend. Yet, evidence from various sources shows that adequate policies have not been put in place to enable the country to achieve…

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April 22, 2022

The Potential of Accelerated Education Programmes in Solving the Out-of- School Children and Youth Problem in West Africa

In many countries, myriad policy efforts and initiatives have been launched toward achieving the goal of Education for All. These include: grass-roots lobbying for the importance of schooling, political declarations…

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March 4, 2022

Curtailing State Extremism In Data Governance

There is an increasing level of attention and growing conversations at the national, regional and global levels, around the imperative for a more effective set of rules and regulations to…

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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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September 2, 2021

Are African countries doing enough to ensure cybersecurity and Internet safety?

As the world continues to recover from the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, coping mechanisms such as increased use of virtual workspaces, online marketplaces and e-governance have become the norm.…

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August 6, 2021

Strengthening Data Governance in Africa

This inception report focuses on the emerging trends in Africa’s digital and data environment. The study builds a case for mobilizing action at both regional and national levels, to strengthen…

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July 23, 2021

Lessons for Macroeconomic Policy from Nigeria Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe impacts on the macroeconomy and the livelihoods of households globally. The restrictions to movement alongside the associated uncertainty stimulated a sudden decline in the…

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