Seminar Presentation

December 9, 2021

Balancing a Digitally Enabled Work Environment & Economic Policy Processes in Nigeria in an era of pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects globally, and necessitated changes in the routines and operations of  institutions and societies.

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December 9, 2021

Doing Policy-relevant research

Differences in research quality is a key element of the assessment of universities, and most high ranking universities in the world have impressive scores in research quality

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October 31, 2021

Counting the costs: the diverse impact of the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa

About 30 million Africans were pushed into extreme poverty in 2020 as a result of the pandemic and it is estimated that about 39 million Africans could fall into extreme…

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August 30, 2021

Is Africa doing enough to strengthen data governance

Although the potential of data as a resource, and digital technologies are yet to be fully exploited in the region, some progress is underway.

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August 26, 2021

Keynote Address by Dr Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala on Data Governance in Africa – Pathways for strengthening confidence in the digital economy

There have been various conversations in recent times on the global stage, many of which I have participated actively in, around the imperative for strong efforts towards speedy economic recovery…

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June 1, 2020

Learning in Nigeria’s Schools: Lessons from In and Out of School Children and a Potential Pedagogical Function (A RISE PRESENTATION)

Like most developing countries, Nigeria is mobilizing national and international efforts to meet the sustainable development goal of inclusive and quality education for all. Learning profiles allow for tracking of…

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May 18, 2020

The economic impact of domestic responses to COVID-19: the case of Nigeria

Nigeria had been grappling with weak recovery from a recession in 2016, with GDP growth rate tapering around 2.3 percent in 2019. The debt service-to-revenue ratio has been at 60…

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May 15, 2020

The Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model

The CGE component is aimed at complementing the consultations and inputs gathered and analyzed from key stakeholders on the project as discussed in the survey session. It would also provide…

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April 30, 2020

Evaluating the Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement on Nigerian Micro Small & Medium Enterprise

In July 2019, Nigeria joined 53 other African Union member countries to endorse the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The signing of this agreement is expected to have wide…

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August 26, 2013

Geographic Potentials, Production Integration And Regional Integration In West Africa

The paper discusses the geographic characteristics of West Africa, the diverse productive activities in each of the geographic location and its implications for regional integration.

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August 26, 2013

Political Decentralisation And Natural Resource Governance In Nigeria

The paper discusses Natural Resource Control and how it is affected by governance in Nigeria with focus on two oil-producing states. It also examines sub-national accountability in the use of…

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June 18, 2013

Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Pro-poor Spending

The paper examines if the nature of the economic growth in Nigeria is inclusive (Pro-poor) or exclusive (pro-rich) and recommends ways to achieve inclusive growth with emphasis on Pro-poor spending.

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June 18, 2013

Public Spending On Education And Health In Nigeria

The paper conducts a Benefit Incidence Analysis to determine if public expenditure in education and health sector in Nigeria is pro-poor or pro-rich.

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June 18, 2013

A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Of School Feeding And Education Assistance Programs In Nigeria

The study conducts a cost-effectiveness analysis on two education interventions in Nigeria: Education Assistance program and the Home Grown School Feeding and Health Program with the aim of increasing school…

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June 18, 2013

Implementing The Fiscal Responsibility Act At The State Level In Nigeria

The paper explores the policy framework for implementing the FRA across the 36 states, and identifies the underlying macroeconomic principles required for the FRA to be effective at the state…

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June 18, 2013

Job Creation In Nigeria: Challenges, Opportunities And The Role Of Micro, Small And Medium Enterpris

This paper identifies the challenges of job creation in Nigeria and examines governments approach using the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to support Economic reforms.

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