Project Reports

April 6, 2021

Illicit Tobacco Trade in Nigeria

In this study, we document successful cases of effective synergies in countries that, like Nigeria, display a significant presence of the tobacco industry and face similar challenges to trade regulation…

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January 4, 2021

Continental Integration & the Nigerian Economy

The Effect of the African Continental Free Trade Area on Medium Small and Micro-scale Enterprises in Nigeria                 The roadmap towards a regionally integrated Africa formally commenced with the signing…

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May 20, 2020

Is Nigeria on track to achieving quality education for all? Drivers and implications

In Nigeria, educational performance is abysmally low in terms of quality and quantity. Poor performance with regards to quantity is illustrated by the fact that there were more than 10.5…

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February 24, 2020


The 2019 Benchmarking Exercise Report (BER) is produced by the Nigerian Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) in partnership with a consortium of Think Tanks and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) comprising the…

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February 18, 2020

Building the Resilience of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria

Internal displacement has become an unlikely source of rapid urbanization. Specifically, as people affected by violent conflict in rural areas flee to seek refuge, they are finding cities to be…

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September 30, 2019

Payment Patterns in Nigeria’s Public Facilities: Unexpected costs and implications for health-seeking behavior in Nigeria

Adequate health financing is a critical element of any strong healthcare system.  In Sub-Saharan Africa, financing and payment models for primary, secondary, and tertiary health care can be significant tools…

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September 23, 2019

Summary Report: Is Nigeria on track to achieving quality education for all?

Quality education is a key enabler for sustainable growth and development. The 2030 Agenda rightly recognises this with SDG 4. Despite the importance accorded to education, Nigeria’s educational performance is…

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March 21, 2019

South-South Ideas: South-South Cooperation Coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development – The Case of Nigeria (2019)

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country, with an estimated population of 190.9 million; it also has the largest economy, estimated at $376 billion in 2017 (World Bank, 2017). The economy hinges critically…

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January 22, 2019

A Scoping Study of Nigeria’s Tobacco Market and Policy Space

Tobacco use and control in Nigeria and other African countries have received little attention relative to other regions like Asia and Latin America. This is due to the perceived low…

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January 18, 2019

Energy Subsides in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges

Various forms of consumer energy subsidies[1] are implemented in Nigeria. Three energy products are particularly subsidized: gasoline (Premium Motor Spirit –PMS), household kerosene (HHK), and electricity. In the case of…

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December 18, 2018


 This report is the third in the series of benchmarking exercise reports produced by the Nigeria Natural resource Charter (NNRC); carried out to provide an assessment of governance of Nigeria’s…

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November 29, 2018

Using food reserves to enhance food and nutrition security in developing countries

The study aims to clarify the potential roles of food reserves (FR) in enhancing food and nutrition security in developing countries and analyze the substitutability and complementarity between FR and…

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August 10, 2018

The Economics of Tobacco Control in Nigeria: Modelling the Fiscal and Health Effects of a Tobacco Excise Tax Change in Nigeria

In Nigeria, a majority of the adult smoking population (15 years and above) consume tobacco primarily in the form of cigarettes. Nigeria has about 6 million adult smokers, or 5.6…

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April 17, 2018

Digital Technology and Fertilizer Reforms in Nigeria

Over the years, several attempts have been made to boost farmers’ productivity, among which are supplying farm inputs (such as improved seeds, agrochemicals and fertilizers) at subsidized prices to the…

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September 15, 2017

MANUFACTURING SECTOR: Operating Admist Economic Recession And Rising Foreign Exchange Rates

This 2017 Manufacturing Sector survey provides an assessment of the Nigerian manufacturing sector, highlighting the key challenges facing operators within the sector. It also examines the dynamics and major development…

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August 8, 2016

Improving Basic Education Outcomes in Nigeria Effectiveness, Accountability and Equity Issues

This project reviews and assesses the basic education system in Nigeria in the context of Universal Basic Education (UBE) as designed in the UBE Act 2004 with a focus on…

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