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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 16)

Nigeria’s new national minimum wage bill recently received the President’s assent and was signed into law, subsisting as an Act of Parliament effective from April 18, 20191. The act provides that ₦30,000 be paid as the new minimum wage to Nigerian workers; representing a 67% increase from the ₦18,000 formerly stipulated and paid as minimum […]

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Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

In most business schools and development economics classes around the world, Nigeria is used as a textbook case of “resource curse”. With more than USD 1 trillion earned from oil revenue since inception, the country is still ranked high in major underdevelopment indicators such as poverty, infant and maternal mortality among others. A comparative analysis […]

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Beyond Country-level Averages: Construction of Sub-National Human Development Index for the Nigerian States

This study develops a comparable Human Development Index for subnational government in Nigeria. While built on the UNDP approach, we extend the generic framework to address challenges at the subnational level such as comparable indicator, data unavailability, and estimation technique. The result shows a wide disparity across states in their human development, with states within […]

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