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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...

Book Chapter
Aderibigbe S. Olomola - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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,...

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...

– 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...

Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2012 At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants visiting us here in Helsinki for their views on how research turns into policy. We heard many interesting perspectives and they are...

– Contrasting Evidence from Two Countries
Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Anthony Owusu Gyapong - International Monetary Fund, 2011 - Washington, D.C, USA

The current paper demonstrates a dichotomy of the growth response to changes in the barter terms of trade, employing as case studies the two African countries, Botswana and Nigeria. Using distributed-lag analysis, the paper finds that the effect of terms of trade on output is positive and negative...

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