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– Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria
Adrienne LeBas - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice. Does clientelistic exchange shape trust in elected officials as well...

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– Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana
Joanna Buckley, Neil McCulloch, Nick Travis - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Donor interest in the extractives sector is based upon the premise that it represents an opportunity to improve a country’s development prospects. However, in many cases the presence of extractive resources is associated with poor economic performance. As a result, some donors are trying a...

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Belinda Archibong - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Horizontal inequality by ethnic group has remained remarkably persistent for wealth, education, and access to certain services in Nigeria. While significant gains in the reduction of inequality and improvement in access have been made for more locally administered services, outcomes are stickier...

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– Evidence from Nigeria
Rama Lionel Ngenzebuke - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper delves into the effect of female bargaining power on child education and labor outcomes in Nigeria. Female bargaining power is proxied by female say on labor income, rather than by female income per se. This is motivated by the fact female labor force participation might be low in some...

Book Chapter
– The relationship between growth and employment
Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, David Nabena, Olufunke A. Alaba - Brookings Institution Press, 2016 - Washington DC

From the book: Africa's Lions

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A retrospective approach to research inquiry
Blessing M. Chiripanhura, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Development Policy Review, 2016 - USA

This article examines the impacts of the financial, food and fuel crises on poor and vulnerable households in two states of Nigeria: Lagos and Kano. It uses retrospective household-level data to analyze the impacts of induced price variability on household welfare. The results indicate that...

Christina Golubski - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, has recorded high growth in recent years. Indeed, real GDP growth rate was 6.31 in 2014 (compared to the regional average of 4.35). Life expectancy has also increased (by 6.9 years since 1980) and so has mean years of...

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– Application to Nigeria
Chuku Chuku - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This study considers the implications of alternative monetary policy regimes to deal with a laissez-faire fiscal policy rule, where the government completely spends resource revenue windfall contemporaneously. A three sector dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model, which features key...

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David Onyinyechi Agu, Evelyn Nwamaka Ogbeide-Osaretin - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In order to implement clean energy transition programmes, the national and sub-national governments in Nigeria will incur some cost. In the same way, failure to implement the policies will come with some costs. This paper therefore considers the fiscal policy implications of Nigerian governments...

Book Chapter
Olu Alakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Kristi Mahrt, Olufunke A. Alaba - Oxford University Press, 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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Eric Kehinde Ogunleye - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The Nigerian power sector reform is necessitated by the chronic poor performance of the sector and has as its compass the 2005 Electric Power Sector Reform Act and the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform 2010.Implementing reform has resulted in significant progress that includes unbundling and...

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– Political economy issues and policy vistas
Aderibigbe S. Olomola - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This study reviews the political economy issues surrounding the 2008 food crisis in Nigeria; the lessons learned from management of the crisis; analyses the performance of policies aimed at stabilizing prices; and proffers policy measures for preventing future occurrence.The study finds that the...

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Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Kristi Mahrt, Olufunke A. Alaba - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Nigeria has recorded impressive growth in the last decade, yet the impact of this growth on poverty reduction remains unclear. This paper appraises spatial and temporal non-monetary multidimensional poverty in Nigeria using the first-order dominance approach. It examines five welfare indicators:...

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Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, David Nabena, Olufunke A. Alaba - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the relationship between growth and employment in Nigeria to gain insights into the country's paradox of high economic growth alongside rising poverty and inequality. The methodology adopted is the Shapley decomposition approach, complemented with econometric estimation of...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– comparing Indonesia and Nigeria
Ahmad Helmy Fuady - Third World Quarterly, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile States

– Bad Luck or Bad Policy?
John Page - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

16 December 2014 John Page On 20 November 2014 the United Nations celebrated the 25th Africa Industrialization Day. But perhaps ‘celebrate’ is not exactly the right word. Africa’s experience with industrialization over the past quarter century has actually been...

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