Policy Brief & Alerts

June 13, 2024

Africa’s Decent Jobs Problem – Some Policy Options

There is a consensus among policymakers in Africa that high unemployment, especially among youth, is a major impediment to inclusive growth. A recent Afrobarometer survey (Round 9) underscores this concern,…

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June 6, 2024

Towards A Sustainable Regional Data Governance Model In Africa

Data governance has emerged as a central tenet for countries, not only to realise the benefits of digital revolution but also to mitigate the growing risks and threats that emanate…

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April 23, 2024

Bridging the data divide: Empowering Africa’s SMEs to leverage data for growth

Data has become the currency of progress and innovation. Yet, Africa finds itself at the crossroads of a data divide, restricting its economic growth and stifling its entrepreneurial spirit. This…

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March 7, 2024

A Call to Action: Deepening States’ Contribution to Ending Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Nigeria as a Panacea for Gender Inclusion

Ending Gender-based Violence (GBV) as highlighted within SDG 5, aims to achieve gender equality and inclusion. Specifically, SDG 5.2 seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and…

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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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