CSEA Projects Update
The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) is a non-proﬁt think tank that conducts independent and evidence-based research on economic policy issues in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. From 2009 until 2019, the Centre’s core-funding was provided by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, through the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) Institutional Grant of CAD 702,682 for the period: 2014-2019. The Centre also benefits from research grants/project funding from other institutions.
As the funding came to an end, CSEA developed a fundraising strategy to sustain its activities and continue to achieve its objectives as a research think tank. To improve the resilience of the Centre’s funding structure, CSEA has continued to actively seek more stable funding sources in addition to project funds.
Currently, CSEA is conducting research from projects funded by the following international organisations among others: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Southern Voice Network, Brookings Institution and Global Development Network.
On the national level, CSEA has been engaged by organisations such as the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Nigerian Export-Import Bank and Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), among others.
The table below consists of the Centre’s ongoing projects and recently completed projects for the period 2019-2022.
CSEA Projects Update
|S/N||Project Title||Funder||Size||Commissioned date||Status|
|1||State of SDGS (SVSS II)||Southern Voice and Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE)||USD$90,000||May 19, 2022||Ongoing|
|2||Artificial Intelligence, Gender and Digitalization||Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rural (IPAR Senegal)||XOF21,726,350||May 6, 2022||Ongoing|
|3||Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on the promotion of biodiversity in Africa||Global Development Network (GDN)||USD$5,000||December 2021||Ongoing|
|4||Towards reconciling economic and debt management policies with climate and development objectives in Nigeria||IDRC||USD$95,000||December, 2021||Ongoing|
|5||Trade in Services||Center for International Private Enterprise Nigeria (CIPE)||USD$7,189.38||October 13, 2021||Ongoing|
|6||A Study On The Non Oil Nigerian Export Sector||NEXIM BANK||NGN 36,907,954.16||September 2021||Ongoing|
|7||BMGF Macro fiscal brief project 2631||Oxford Policy Management(OPM)||USD$47,987.50||August 1, 2021||Ongoing|
|8||Developing elements of a comprehensive Presentation on debt relief for a green and inclusive recovery in Nigeria||Heinrich Böll Stiftung||NGN500,000||July 23, 2021||Completed|
|9||A comparative study of Accelerated Education programs and Girls Focused Education Models in Ghana, Nigeria, and SeirraLeone||Associate for Change (AfC)||CAD$233,134||May 1, 2021||Ongoing|
|10||Effectiveness of a robust cigarette pack labelling policy in Nigeria||The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)||USD$15,604.00||April 29,2021||Ongoing|
|11||SDG Regional Consultation||Southern Voice and Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE)||USD$10,000||April 21, 2021||Ongoing|
|12||Memo’s on Nigeria’s Energy Sector||Energy for Growth Hub||USD$20,000||March 1, 2021||Ongoing|
|13||Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa project||Euromonitor International Ltd.||USD $8,000||December 2020||Completed|
|14||Poverty Dynamics and Social Protection in Nigeria||Overseas Development Institute(ODI)||USD$15,694.80||December 2020||Completed|
|15||Data collection for advocacy evidence generation for Trans-Fatty Acids (TFA) reduction in Nigeria||Global Health Advocacy Incubator GHAI)||USD $13,446.00||October 2020||Ongoing|
|Digitization and Data Governance in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)||Hewlett Foundation||USD $350,000||October 2020||Ongoing|
|17||Building Back Better: Repositioning Nigeria’s Economy Post COVID-19||Heinrich Böll Stiftung||NGN1,600,000||October 2020||Completed|
|18||Assessment of selected government institution’s capacity to engage in the production and use of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR)||Knowledge to Policy (K2P), American University of Beirut, Bridges||USD $19,084||September 2020||Ongoing|
|19||The Equity implications of COVID-19 responses: A case study of the informal economy and the education sector in Nigeria||INCLUDE||€18,397.16||August 2020||Completed|
|20||COVID-19 Macro-economic policy response in Africa (COMPRA)||IDRC-SAIIA||USD$280,989||August 2020||Ongoing|
|21||BMGF macro-fiscal brief Project A4375||Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation||USD $42,295||August 2020||Completed|
|22||Evaluation of “Willing Buyer – Willing Seller (WB-WS)” Electricity Supply Projects in Nigeria||Energy for Growth Hub||USD $40,000||December 2019||Ongoing|
|23||The Role of Information about Peer Behaviour on Tax Compliance in Nigeria: An Experimental Study||The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)||USD $17,996||December 2019||Completed|
|24||Women in Trade (WIT) Knowledge Platform to Boost Inclusive and Sustainable Growth||Trade Facilitation Organization (TFO)-IDRC||CAD$162,270||December 2019||Ongoing|
|25||Assessing Willingness to Pay (WTP) for Electricity in Nigeria||Energy for Growth Hub||USD $50,000||October 2019||Ongoing|
|26||Community Engagement, Local politics and Education Outcomes: Evidence from Nigeria||FCDO-RISE||Size-£3,000,000||February 2019||Ongoing|
|27||The Economics of Tobacco Control Nigeria||IDRC||CAD$311,000||February 2019||Completed|