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The Nigerian Economy and Efforts Towards Accelerated Growth

"The story of the post-independence economy of Nigeria, as most ex-colonial countries in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), is a mixed tale of good intentions, reforms, reversals and increased sense of the likely prolonged and lingering crisis of poverty a...

Driving and Sustaining Agricultural Growth in Nigeria

"Overall, the study has shown that Nigerian agricultural output growth is directly related to the growth of factor input, implying a positive TFP. But, the negative outlook of the trend of TFP shows that growth might not indeed be sustainable in t...

AIAE Newsletter Special Edition Vol 7 No 18

This newsletter comprises several articles. 1)Reflections in Retrospect of 2003 is reflecting on the challenges experienced in the past 9 years of AIAE, 2)My dream for AIAE by Prof Chukwuma Soludo is his view for the future of AIAE, 3)Stakeholders...

AIAE Newsletter Vol 5 No 13

This edition comprises the following articles: Fiscal Responsibility AIAE urges action by State Governments gives an overview of a Policy seminar on this topic. The second article discloses AIAE's intention to begin Research on Cost Effective Agri...

AIAE Newsletter Vol 5 No 12

This Newsletter covers the capacity building programme from IDRC and the Enugu Forum's view on social security. A short piece on the BECANS II training session is included and new appointments in AIAE are included. The last page is dedicated to t...

AIAE Activity Report 2010

"The year marked the climax of the second cycle of the Institute’s flagship – the business environment research, dissemination and policy dialogue programme (otherwise called the BECANS) as evidenced by the launching of the research publications o...

Renewable Natural Resources, Sustainable Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction In Nigeria

"This paper analyses the role and implications of the management and use of renewable natural resources in economic growth and poverty reduction in Nigeria. It assesses the changes in quantity and quality of renewable natural resources, quantifies...

Unlocking the Potentials of Agriculture and Forestry for Growth and Poverty Eradication

"An economic analysis was carried out to underscore the social and economic consequences of poor and unsustainable management of RNR's, in order to stimulate policy attention to sound management of the productive base of agriculture and forestry. ...

Unlocking the Business Environment in Nigeria: The BECANS Solution

"Nigeria is widely acknowledged as a country with great (albeit unrealized) potential to become a major player in the global economy. One vivid sign of unrealized potential is the inability to translate huge crude oil earnings into international e...

Towards a Sustainable Social Security in Nigeria

"A comprehensive social security in Nigeria has the potential to significantly reduce economic insecurities and enhance economic efficiency, equity, growth, and stability given the dismal socio-economic statistics as captured by human development...

Implications of Climate Change for Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Nigeria

"The contemporary world today is paying the prize of industrialization and unwholesome human activities that are manifested in form of climate change. This is all about global warming,and global warming has now been elevated to a global warning....

Does Subsidy Removal Hurt the Poor? Evidence from Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

"The study examines the effects of the removal of petroleum subsidies on poverty in Nigeria. In recent years, government has increased the prices of petroleum products many times. However it was unknown if these price increases would lead to highe...

Community-Directed Intervention and Healthcare Provision in Nigeria

"Despite massive development of health technologies and commodities for ensuring good health, the health status of populations in African countries, including Nigeria, continue to deteriorate or at best remain stagnant. The community directed inte...

Poverty Reduction Strategies Towards the Millenium Development Goals: Africa's Experiences and Lessons for Nigeria

"The ECA-sponsored African Learning Group on PRSP was established to facilitate African Peer Learning and serve as a mechanism through which Africans could ensure the relevance of the PRSP approach to the continents development challenges. This pa...

Understanding Civil Society/Government Engagement

"Modern states are built on the platform that stands on four pillars - informed/ engaged citizenry, civil society, private sector, and government. Each has a role to play in the sustenance and development of the political economy. However, public...

Fiscal Federalism, Subnational Governance and MDGs in Nigeria

"This paper therefore explores the relevance, impact and challenges of sub-national governments in the progress towards the MDGs by 2015. The central hypothesis is that policy and spending autonomy alone cannot enable a sub-national government to ...

On the Determinants of Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

"The objective of this paper is to empirically analyze the problem of energy poverty in developing countries in general and in SSA countries in particular. In doing so, we identify major variables, and analyze their potential contribution in shapi...

Drivers and Sustainability of Agricultural Growth In Nigeria

"This paper evaluates the factors that drive Nigeria’s agricultural growth with an intent to inform and stimulate appropriate policy responses for growth sustainability. Using hypothesized traditional factor inputs, the study estimated a global ag...

The Security Factor in Business Environment across Nigerian States

"This paper examines security as an important element of business environment across Nigerian states. Crime and Security are threats to social and economic life. It increases the cost of doing business, business risks and uncertainty. While offici...

Economic Competitiveness across Nigerian States: The Challenge of Infrastructure and Utilities

"This paper examines the main issues and challenges in benchmarking and assessment of infrastructure and utilities as a critical influence of business environment and economic competitiveness across Nigerian States. Section two reviews the concept...

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