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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...

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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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– Patterns of Polarization in Nigeria
Fabio Clementi, Andrew L. Dabalen, Vasco Molini, Francesco Schettino - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Our hypothesis is that Nigeria is going through a process of economic polarization. An analysis of this type is new for Nigeria; the limited availability of comparable data has hindered an investigation that requires data series not too close in time. The present paper tries to overcome this...

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– First Order Dominance Approach
Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Kristi Mahrt, Olufunke A. Alaba - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This study appraises non-monetary multidimensional poverty in Nigeria using the novel first order dominance approach developed by Arndt et al. (2012). It examines five dimensions of deprivation: education, water, sanitation, shelter, and energy-using comparable datasets, the Nigeria Demographic and...

Book Chapter
Aderibigbe S. Olomola - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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– Comparing Indonesia and Nigeria
Ahmad Helmy Fuady - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the role of foreign aid to assist development in two oil-rich countries: Indonesia and Nigeria. This paper seeks to understand the way foreign aid provided assistance to transform Indonesia from a ‘fragile’ state in the 1960s into one of the ‘Asian Tigers...

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– Lessons and Challenges
Louis N. Chete, John Olatunji Adeoti, Foluso M. Adeyinka, Olorunfemi O. Ogundele - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The structure of the Nigerian economy is typical of an underdeveloped country. The primary sector, in particular, the oil and gas sector, dominates the gross domestic product accounting for over 95 per cent of export earnings and about 85 per cent of government revenue between 2011 and 2012. The...

Blog
Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

22 August 2013 Roger Williamson Given the high growth rates since 2000 and low labour costs, Africa could develop manufacturing industry, agro-processing, and services. But these cost advantages can easily be undermined by factors such as inadequate infrastructure, particularly power,...

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Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

29 June 2013 Tony Addison The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer. Last week UNU-WIDER’s Learning to Compete (L2C) conference on industrial policy and development in Africa was held here in Helsinki. We welcomed 200...

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– a Retrospective Approach for Research Enquiry
Blessing M. Chiripanhura, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the impacts of the financial, food and fuel crises on the livelihoods of low-income households Nigeria. It uses primary household level data from Nigeria to analyse the impacts of induced price variability on household welfare. Our results indicate that aggregate shocks have...

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– An Interview with Andy McKay
Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

25 February 2013 Andy McKay, professor of development economics at University of Sussex, discusses the motivating factors behind UNU-WIDER’s Growth and Poverty Project (GAPP) with Carl-Gustav Lindén, senior communications specialist at UNU-WIDER. In the GAPP project Africa...

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Aderibigbe S. Olomola - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

The food crisis of 2008 in Nigeria was influenced by price changes in the world market and the escalation of the price of imported fuel into Nigeria which led to sharp increases in the prices of agricultural inputs and transportation cost. The soaring prices of food staples benefited the producers...

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