February 27, 2024

Development Gateway selects CSEA as Sustainability Partner

In furtherance of our work on tobacco control in Africa, we are pleased to announce that CSEA has been selected as the Tobacco Control Data Initiative’s (TCDI 2.0) sustainability partner.…

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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

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 1, 2023

Reflections on Nigeria’s Learning Crisis and Adopting a Systems Lens to Study and Address It

In this episode, RISE research fellow Julius Atuhurra speaks to CSEA’s Director of Research, Dr. Adedeji Adeniran, about CSEA’s education research journey that has evolved from an initial focus on…

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August 14, 2023

The effect of ICT on financial sector development in Africa: does regulatory quality matter?

The moderating role of regulatory quality in the relationship between ICT and financial development in Africa is investigated in this study. We employ data from 38 African countries from 2003…

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July 31, 2023

Ways to narrow educational Inequality in the Global South

The pandemic undermined the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The prosperity of the Global South, including Nigeria, depends on universal quality education at the foundation level. This article highlights…

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June 16, 2023

Nigeria’s industries without smokestacks are delivering better economic opportunities than traditional sectors

Persistently high levels of unemployment have emerged to become a key policy challenge in Nigeria. Between 2010 and 2018, the unemployment rate rose from 5 percent to 23 percent. Worsened…

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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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March 22, 2023

World Water Day 2023: Accelerating Efforts towards Achieving SDG 6 in Nigeria

Access to clean water and sanitation is a basic human right. Nonetheless, it remains a challenge for millions worldwide, with approximately 2 billion people still lacking access to safely managed…

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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 7, 2022

Why Nigeria should Strengthen Mobile Money: Some Stylized Facts

Nigeria continues to miss its financial inclusion targets. Many constraints around the formal banking system have meant that a greater percentage of the Nigerian population remains excluded from the formal…

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December 5, 2022

Employment Creation Potential of Industries Without Smokestacks: A Nigeria Case Study

This report examines the potential for industries without smokestacks (IWOSS) in creating large-scale job opportunities in Nigeria, particularly for the young and female population subgroups. With the emergence of technology…

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October 21, 2022

Cross-Border Data Flows in Africa: Policy Considerations for the Afcfta Protocol on Digital Trade

The original Industrial Revolution was powered by steam; the second by electricity. The rise of digitisation and automation generally defined the Third Industrial Revolution, which was largely powered by oil.…

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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 16, 2022

Building socio-economic resilience in Nigeria by fostering productive capacities

Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of Africa. As the largest economy of the continent at US$ 440,777 (in 2021, using the World Bank’s atlas method for calculations) and the most…

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August 30, 2022

Responsible Data Governance In Africa : Institutional gaps and capacity needs

Africa is quickly becoming the new data frontier in the face of continued increase in the deployment of digital technologies. A proportionate data governance ecosystem is, however, still lacking. The…

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