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