Research

Shaping Responsible Data Governance Institutions in Africa

Data governance frameworks, structures and implementation approaches are all institutionally driven. Building an African data economy that benefits citizens and businesses requires the existence of responsible, sustainable and robust data governance institutions. From institutions that create or make relevant national and international data governance laws, regulations, standards and policies, institutions that monitor compliance and enforcement […]

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Pan-African Scientific Research Council: Call for Expression of Interest

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the stark need for African institutions of higher education that can efficiently generate and transmit knowledge in times of crisis. Now more than ever, scientists and social scientists must come together to generate policy-relevant research. To fill this vital need, African researchers are forming a Pan-African Scientific Research Council on […]

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RISE in Nigeria: Research Overview

Researchers will examine whether and how the demand for improved learning drives educational systems to change in Nigeria. The RISE Country Research Team in Nigeria will examine the interplay between parental aspirations, community engagement, local politics, and educational outcomes in Nigeria. The goal is to understand how parents, communities and students can influence school governance […]

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Chinese think tanks with Chinese characteristics: some lessons for African think tanks

Think tanks in China have drawn prominence in the global body of think tankers since the end of the Chinese closed-border policy era. By all accounts, the number of Chinese think tanks have risen to top any global lists of think tanks. As a research associate in a leading think tank in Nigeria, the Centre for the Study […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 31)

The 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) depicts that out of 129 economies surveyed; Nigeria ranked 114 in terms of innovation performance1. While this position is four places up from Nigeria’s 118th position in 2018 (due to commendable performance in medical innovation), Nigeria still features as one of the lower-middle income countries whose overall innovation performance […]

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CSEA participates in the Regional Dissemination Conference of Research Results from Research on Tobacco Taxation in West Africa

CSEA joined other participants at the  Regional Dissemination Conference of results from Phase II of the Research Project on Tobacco Taxation in West Africa tagged  “Tax Solutions for Optimal Reduction of Smoking in West Africa”. The conference was organized by the Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CRES) and funded by Canada’s International Development Research Center […]

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