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August 12, 2021

Building Resilience Into Social Protection Systems Across Africa – Case Study on Nigeria

The dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic affected the globe with its far-reaching impacts. Even though the long-term health, economic, and social impact is still indeterminate, the immediate effects have ensued…

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August 5, 2021

Event: The Macroeconomic Impact of COVID-19 in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Nigeria

More than a year after the height of the global coronavirus pandemic, researchers, businesses, and policymakers are keen to fully understand the impact of the pandemic on our economies. Moreover,…

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July 29, 2021

Event: Virtual Roundtable on Data Governance in Africa

CSEA organized a virtual roundtable on Monday, August 9th, 2021, to discuss pathways for strengthening confidence in the digital economy in Africa under the following: – Trends in digital growth…

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July 5, 2021

Estimating the Economic Impact of Chinese BRI Investment in Africa

China’s investment in African infrastructure as part of its Belt and Road Initiative has proven to be both transformative and controversial. While investment projects are helping Africa to close its…

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May 17, 2021

What Will Cost- and Service-Reflective Tariffs Mean for The Nigerian Electricity Sector?

Tariff reform is often listed as a high-priority issue in Nigeria. In March 2020, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) issued an order to transition from demand-based to cost-reflective and service-reflective tariffs.…

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May 11, 2021

Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020: Enhancing a better business environment for MSMEs in Nigeria Under AfCFTA

With the passing into law of the reformed Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA, 2020) which replaces the CAMA 1990 Act, Nigeria is uniquely positioned to be in the top…

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March 23, 2021

Improving energy efficiency and interconnectivity in Africa through regional economic integration

Affordable and efficient energy supply is essential for enhanced welfare and better development outcomes. However, African states suffer from huge deficits in energy generation and distribution, resulting in unreliable power…

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March 1, 2021

Agenda for Sustainable Economic Transformation Post-COVID-19 in Nigeria

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a debilitating effect on the Nigerian economy. Specifically, the combination of lockdown measures and the global slowdown of economic activities led to the contraction of…

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January 27, 2021

Extending MSMEs’ access to trade finance under the AfCFTA

While the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provides opportunities for regional financial sector development, it also poses a real test for the continent’s financial system. The ability of Africa’s…

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January 7, 2021

Drivers of Disparity: How Policy Responses to COVID-19 Can Increase Inequalities

Countries across the world have deployed macroeconomic policies to address the negative economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures. Recommendations: Divert newly available resources (such as unused…

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October 4, 2020

Accelerating green energy transition in Africa through regional integration

This brief examines the challenges towards green energy transition in Africa and the prospect of regional integration in fast-tracking this process. Regional integration as being proposed among African countries can…

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September 11, 2020

Strengthening International Cooperation in the time COVID-19: A Perspective on African- China Relation

The past three decades have been defining moments in human history. More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty and humanity has rallied around a common purpose…

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September 10, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Poor and Vulnerable in Kenya

The COVID-19 has now spread to every country in Africa, as of August 28, 2020, there are 1,220,511 confirmed infections, 28,850 deaths, and 953,643 recoveries across the continent. In Kenya,…

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August 3, 2020

Prospects for Building Fiscal Buffers to Manage Unprecedented Shocks in Nigeria

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic was accompanied by an unprecedented shock, with colossal impact on economic activities worldwide. One of the major effects is the global economic lock-down…

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July 17, 2020

Are agriculture and economic development still antithetical? Reflections for a post-COVID recovery plan

If evidence were still required, the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent nosedive of oil prices has once more reminded us of the shortcomings of Nigeria’s oil dependence. Despite decades of…

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June 23, 2020

Covid-19: Opportunity for reflecting on prospects for inclusive growth in Nigeria

There is huge uncertainty regarding the extent to which the current coronavirus pandemic would impact globalization and economic growth in the near future. Some experts have predicted an initial decline…

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