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The Subnational Political Resource Curse: Allocations, Internally Generated Revenue and Spending Priorities in Nigeria

This study represents an attempt to test for both tax and spending effects in the Nigerian subnational context. It is not the first to do so; Elemo (2012) found that increases in IGR in subnational units led to greater public investment and legislat…

Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Cost Analysis of Some Water Interventions in Bauchi State in Nigeria

A Cost-Effectiveness analysis of water interventions in Bauchi state, Nigeria, is presented in this report, with particular emphasis on pipeline and borehole (Hand pump) water supply schemes. Using the measures adapted from Whittington et al (2008),…

Implementing the Fiscal Responsibility Act at the State Level in Nigeria

In many countries, fiscal responsibility acts have become increasingly common tools to enhance fiscal prudence and public expenditure transparency. Fiscal profligacy at the sub-national level in Nigeria, has emerged as a major contributor to state …

Implementing the Fiscal Responsibility Act at the State Level in Nigeria

A discussion of the policy, technical and wider institutional factors was presented in this paper, which is relevant to the implementation of fiscal responsibility acts at the state level in Nigeria. It is evident from the analysis here, that some p…

Examining Nigeria's Learning Crisis: Can Communities be Mobilized to take Action?

Policy design and interventions in basic education were, until recently, unduly focused on increasing school enrollment in developing countries, with little attention on improving the quality of learning. Using two states in Nigeria – Lagos and Kano…

Transparency Deficits in the Disclosure of Oil Sector Information in Nigeria

This Policy Brief presents the findings of the Transparency Building Initiative, a project of the Facility for Oil Sector Transparency (FOSTER) in Nigeria, implemented by CSEA. FOSTER is a five-year DFID funded project that aims to improve oil secto…

Reforming NNPC Towards Operational Efficiency and Commercial Effectiveness: Precept 6 State-Owned Enterprises

The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) Benchmarking Exercise Report (BER) 2017 assessed the operational activities in the nation’s oil and gas sector between 2015 and 2017 against the Natural Resource Charter. The exercise sought to unveil the …

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