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 conceptual and theoretical issues on infrastructure and economic competitiveness. Section three discusses the situation of infrastructure and utilities in Nigeria, using data and statistics from studies and reports. Section four recapitulates state level disaggregated indicators from recent national surveys of welfare indicators. Section five outlines the BECANS methodological perspective. Section six identifies policy reforms on infrastructure development."