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Digital Governance Index

With the explosion in digital technologies and data, countries across are grappling with effective ways to address the threats emerging in the digital space as well as provide supportive structure for digital technologies uptake. At present, at least 66 percent of countries in the world has at least a form of data protection laws. By […]

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Are African countries doing enough to ensure cybersecurity and Internet safety?

As the world continues to recover from the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, coping mechanisms such as increased use of virtual workspaces, online marketplaces and e-governance have become the norm. While this presents opportunities to revamp economies and streamline public service delivery, it may also heighten exposure to cybercrime. In Africa, many countries have seen a […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 5)

Based on the recently released Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 1, Nigeria is still perceived to be among the most corrupt nations, with a ranking of 149 out of the 180 countries assessed – a higher ranking is indicative of higher corruption. The CPI is based on a scale of 0 to 100; with zero representing […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 44)

The manufacturing and non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the month of October showed a slowing contraction relative to previous months, making it the 7th consecutive month both indices have been below the 50-index point benchmark.1 Manufacturing PMI increased from 46.9 index points to 49.4 index points while non-manufacturing increased from 41.9 index points to […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 31)

According to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Business Expectation Survey carried out in July, the business outlook rose by 16.4 index points month on month. However, the overall Confidence Index for July 2020 remained pessimistic/negative at -7.9 index points considering that the Index in the preceding month was -24.3 points2. The sectors surveyed were […]

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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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