CSEA Projects Update

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) is a non-profit think tank that conducts independent, high quality applied research on economic policy issues in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

CSEA’s activities are largely financed by grants from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, under the TTI (Think Tank Initiative).

The Initiative is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent policy research institutions in the developing world. It was launched in 2008 and currently provides 43 think tanks in 20 countries with a core, non-earmarked funding.

CSEA is presently a beneficiary of Phase 2 of the TTI Institutional Grant of CAD 702,682 for the period: 2014-2019. The Centre also benefits from Research grants/Project funding from other Institutions.

CSEA Projects Update (January 2016- March 2019)

Commissioned Date Project – title Funder Amount Status
September 2019 Strengthening Sustainable Financing for Regulatory Monitoring of Food Control and Fortification in Nigeria Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition $15,000 Ongoing
July 2019 Rural Labor Market Assessment to support skills development and income generation for households (women and men) in Damaturu, Potiskum and Gujba.


Save the Children N5,500,000 Ongoing
July 2019 2019 Nigeria Benchmarking Exercise Nigeria Natural Resource Charter(NNRC) N6,157,200 Ongoing
April 2019 Study of Effects of Increased Tobacco Consumption and Affordability Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre(CISLAC) N2,000,000 Ongoing
March 2019 Payment Patterns in Nigeria’s Public Facilities: Unexpected costs and implications for maternal care health-seeking behavior in Nigeria African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) $15,000 Ongoing
December 2018 Community Engagement, Local politics and Education Outcomes: Evidence from Nigeria Department for International Development-Research on Improving Systems of Education (DFID-RISE) £4,664,401 Ongoing
December 2018 Strengthening the Capacity of Country and Regional Policy Support Organizations in Africa and Asia Results for Development (R4D) $10, 000 Ongoing
October 2018 The Economics of Tobacco Control Nigeria: Fostering Effective Tobacco Control Policy Implementation in Nigeria International Development Research Centre (IDRC) CAD 311,000 Ongoing
  Energy for Growth Hub (Phase II) Center for Global Development (CGD) $10,000 Ongoing
July 2018 Linking Chinese oil for Infrastructure deals  with developmental outcomes: Nigeria Case study Open University, United Kingdom


£10,000 Completed
June 2018 Educational Performance in Nigeria: The Dimensions, Drivers and Implications for SDGs


Southern Voice  Network


$48, 000


June 2018 Bridging the Infrastructure Deficit and Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)


R 100, 000


June 2018 Digital Technology and Fertilizer Reforms in Nigeria


Center for Global Development (CGD) $7, 000


April 2018 South-South Cooperation coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development: The Case of Nigeria South- South Global Thinkers Project $20, 000


March 2018 Energy for Growth Hub(Phase I) Centre for Global Development (CGD) $10,000 Completed
December 2017 A Scoping Study Of Nigeria’s Tobacco Market Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) $58,200 Completed
October 2017 2017 Nigeria Benchmarking Exercise Nigeria Natural Resource Charter(NNRC)/FOSTER NGN 3,693,900 Completed
October 2017 Modelling the Impact of a Tobacco Tax Change on Public Health and Government Revenue in Nigeria Africa Capacity Building Foundation(ACBF) $10,000 Completed
December, 2016 Subsidy reforms in Nigeria : Opportunities and Challenges


Centre for Global Development (CGD)


US$10,000 Completed
December, 2016 Electricity in Nigeria Centre for Global Development (CGD)


US$10,000 Completed
August, 2016 Fiscal Data Updating Learning, Evidence and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) – DFID GBP 1,000 – first phase Completed


August, 2016 Infrastructure financing in Nigeria: Engagement with MDBs and recommendations on how lending processes could be improved South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)  

R 65,000


June, 2016 Efficiency of Food Reserves in Enhancing Food Security in Developing Countries: The Nigeria Case Study


DAI Europe Ltd / European Commission EUR 10,800 Completed
February, 2016 Contract Farming in Nigeria’s Value Chain: exploring the experiences of Olam Nigeria Michigan State University US$ 20, 194


January, 2016


Component 1: Financing Basic Education in Nigeria: What are the Feasible Options?

Component 2: Improving Educational Outcomes in Nigeria: Effectiveness, Accountability, and Equity Issues

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and International commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity US$ 124, 965 Completed