Policy Brief & Alerts

February 8, 2024

Building trust, shaping the future:AI governance for Africa

This policy brief aims to outline the key considerations for developing artificial intelligence (AI) governance frameworks that promote transparency, accountability and confidence in AI systems across the African continent. AI…

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December 20, 2023

Unlocking stronger institutions, policies and citizen participation in Africa for a more effective data driven public sector

This brief evaluates the current state of enabling institutions, policies, and citizen engagement, in fostering greater data value creation in the public sector. Based on our analysis of selected sub…

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December 20, 2023

Implementing the AfCFTA Agreement: Implications for Biodiversity, Agriculture and Trade Negotiations

This policy insights examines the potential impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area, and its underlying agreement, on biodiversity, agriculture and food security in Africa. It highlights the significant…

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November 29, 2023

Generative AI for Long-Term Advancement and Inclusive Transformation: Empowering Africa’s Future

This policy insight highlights the impact of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) on various sectors of the African economy and identifies some of the factors limiting the responsible adoption and growth…

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September 14, 2023

Investing in Education for National Development: Policy Priorities for Nigeria’s New Administration

The progress and advancement of any given nation is significantly dependent on its human capital, which is cultivated through the provision of high-quality basic education. This is established in the…

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July 12, 2023

The Nigeria Tobacco Policy Landscape: The Role of States in Tobacco Control

Tobacco control policy refers to the efforts made to reduce the impact of tobacco use on public health. This can include measures such as increasing taxes on tobacco products, implementing…

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July 6, 2023

The “Fraud Triangle”: A Cornerstone for Establishing a National Framework to Combat Corruption in Nigeria

A nation cannot develop in the face of endemic corruption. The fight against corruption cannot be won unless the rationale (how and why) for the act of corruption is understood…

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June 15, 2023

Women’s Participation in MSME in Nigeria: Prospects, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations

In Nigeria, women’s labour participation has begun to pick up in recent years after many years of stagnation. However, women’s entry point into labour has been mainly through the informal…

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May 26, 2023

Nigeria’s post-COVID-19 Macroeconomic Policies: Are They Climate Change Friendly?

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to arguably the most challenging global health crisis in modern times. Its impact has been felt by most sectors of the global economy, resulting…

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May 4, 2023

The role of digitalisation in inclusive governance: A case study of sub-Saharan Africa

This study discusses the transformative impact of technology on society and on understanding how technological innovation in the public sector is driving citizens’ participation in governance.The study also examines the…

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May 4, 2023

Fostering Collaboration among Young Think Tankers in the Global South

As we approach the midpoint of the timeline to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is more important than ever to prioritise the contributions of the Global South’s fast-growing…

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February 28, 2023

Nigeria: The Resource Conundrum

This paper examines in great detail the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the Nigerian economy for the purpose of informing experts and non-experts alongside providing recommendations to the government.…

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January 16, 2023

Socioeconomic costs of tobacco use and caregivers burden: implications for comprehensive tobacco control

Tobacco use kills primary and secondary smokers. While 7 million primary smokers die annually from tobacco use, more than 1.2 million non-smokers also die annually from being exposed to second-hand…

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December 31, 2022

Agricultural Development Financing and Food Inflation in Nigeria: What the Government may need to do differently

Over the years, the Nigerian government has deployed development financing initiatives to boost food production through increased access to finance for farmers and other small businesses in the sector. While…

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September 28, 2022

Resolving Debt Crises In Developing Countries: How Can The G20 Contribute To Operationalising The Common Framework?

The debt situation in many low-income countries (LICs) following the COVID-19 pandemic has deteriorated considerably. While many LICs had participated in the G20’s Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) by April…

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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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