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Data Governance Snapshot: The Cameroon report

Cameroon, a country in Central Africa with a per capita income of around $1,564, has a population of over 28.65 million. At the outset of 2022, Cameroon boasted 10.05 million internet users, representing 36.5 percent of the country’s population. By the start of 2023, this figure had surged to 12.89 million, substantially increasing to 45.6 […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 2)

According to the 2024 United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects report, global GDP growth is projected to slow from an estimated 2.7 percent in 2023 to 2.4 percent in 2024 and improve moderately to 2.7 percent in 2025. However, the growth projections for 2024 and 2025 are below the pre-pandemic growth rate trend of […]

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Implications of Growing Wind and Solar Penetration in RetailElectricity Markets with Gradual Demand Response

Time-of-use pricing in retail electricity markets implies that wholesale market scarcity becomes easily communicated to end consumers. Yet, it is not well-understood if and how the price formation process in retail electricity markets will help to reward the demand for operational flexibility due to growth in intermittent generation. To contribute to this discussion, this paper […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 40)

According to the World Bank, the Nigerian currency (naira) has depreciated by almost 40% since the beginning of 2023. The depreciation is not only limited to Nigeria. Other African countries’ currencies also depreciated, although at a low rate. The top five worst-performing currencies identified by the World Bank are Nigeria (40%), South Sudan (33%), Burundi (27%), […]

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CSEA organises workshop on systems thinking analysis of Nigeria’s Basic Education System

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, CSEA organized a workshop for government and education sector experts and stakeholders on systems thinking analysis of Nigeria’s Basic Education System. A first of its kind in Nigeria, the project is in partnership with the World Bank. This initiative responds to the identified low learning levels of students and prioritizes […]

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Advancing Debt Relief for Climate Action dialogue

CSEA Communications Fellow, Evelyn Dan Epelle and Research Associate, Oluseyi Aladesanmi, joined other stakeholders convened by the Heinrich Boll Foundation and the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) in collaboration with over 55 other CSOs under the umbrella of the Network for Debt, Development and Climate Change (NDDCC), at a Stakeholder Engagement meeting […]

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CSEA hosts its founder Dr. Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala

CSEA hosted its founder, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at a breakfast session in Abuja Nigeria, together with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria Mr. Cui Jianchun; Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Nigeria, H.E. Zdeněk KREJČÍ;  Lukas Schifferle, Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Switzerland in […]

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Can Information Communication Technology Unlock Tax Revenue Mobilization in Sub Saharan Africa

This study examines the effect of ICT on tax revenue mobilisation in 23 sub-Saharan African countries between 2000 and 2020. To address our objectives, it utilises a feasible generalised least squares approach that accounts for both heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation challenges. Particularly, six measures of ICT (import of ICT goods, export of ICT goods, ICT trade, […]

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Nigeria Economic Update(Issue 5)

There was a general increase in transport fares across different modes of transportation in the country in December 2022. The report on transport fares released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in January 2023 revealed that the average fare paid by passengers for bus journey within the city per drop increased from N637.10 in […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 48)

According to the Food Prices Watch by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the average price of some selected food items in the country rose in October 2022.1 The report showed that the average price of a 500g loaf of sliced bread rose year-on-year by 36.7% to N523.2 in October 2022. Also, 1kg of rice […]

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CSEA participates in the 14th Africa Policy Circle Conference

The 14th Africa Policy Circle conference was held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 17th and 18th of November 2022. This year’s theme, “Africa in the 2020s And Beyond-Challenges and Possibilities”, provided a platform for participants drawn from think tanks across Africa to unpack some of the critical challenges affecting the continent’s possibilities of economic recovery and ethical and political […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 33)

Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) shows that as of 17th August 2022, the official exchange rate of Naira to the US dollar was N420.83 for a dollar suggesting a N5.15 depreciation compared to the N415.68 reported at the end of the previous month (July).2 This fall in value of the domestic currency can be attributed […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 28)

The data from the June 2022 Money and Credit Statistics published by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) shows that the net credit to the economy rose to N57.3 trillion at the end of June 2022 from N48.5 trillion at the end of December 2021, indicating an 18.02 percent increase in the first half of 2022 (H1 […]

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CSEA participates in the launch of the report on Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual Space in Nigeria

CSEA Research Associate, Augustine Iraoya represented the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa at the launch of the report: Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual Space in Nigeria organized by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria. The report examined Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, […]

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RISE Educators Fellowship

CSEA is proud to announce the launch of the RISE Educators Fellowship. The program is designed to prepare Corps members for productive employment post-NYSC. The first cohort will begin in May 2022 and take place during the third term of the school year. Programming: The program includes an opportunity to receive the following: Intensive training […]

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