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Cross-Border Data Flows in Africa: Policy Considerations for the Afcfta Protocol on Digital Trade

The original Industrial Revolution was powered by steam; the second by electricity. The rise of digitisation and automation generally defined the Third Industrial Revolution, which was largely powered by oil. Today, we find ourselves in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which is largely powered and characterised by data. It can hardly be contested that data […]

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New Digital Governance Platform: Why It Matters For Policymakers

Digital innovations are advancing at a rapid pace, connecting businesses, individuals,  governments around the world and creating exciting opportunities. These opportunities provide numerous benefits and major gains in terms of structural transformation for the majority of economies. However, African economies are yet to benefit from these opportunities. The global digital market is generally uneven and […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 7)

Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics revealed a decline in total disbursements from the Federation Account in 2020. The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed N4.79 trillion1 to the federal and state governments in 2020, whereas, a total sum of N5.4 trillion was disbursed in the preceding year 2019, representing a 13% decline. […]

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The implication of Covid-19 pandemic on the Nigerian Economy

The Global Health Hazards and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 In December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, China. Based on initial laboratory findings, the disease named Coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated as COVID-19), was described as an infectious disease that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. […]

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Is Nigeria Experiencing a Learning Crisis: New Evidence from Curriculum-based Learning Assessment

The massive expansion of education access throughout the world in the past few decades signalled a positive progress for global development through human capital accumulation. However, this same growth highlighted the substantial deficiency in the learning that schools are unable to deliver to the children that pass through them. In short, massive expansion in schooling […]

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CSEA: Highlighting Our experience as a Think Tank in Africa

Since inception in 2008, the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) has provided evidence-based research in an effort to enhance development outcomes in Nigeria and Africa. Our research includes: Public financial Management and Growth, Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, Education, Health and Population Dynamics, Trade Investment and Growth, Global Economic […]

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