Africa should focus on industrialisation

The African Continental Free Trade Area is a continental agreement which came into force in May 2019. It covers trade in goods and services, investment, intellectual property rights and competition policy. Of the 55 African Union member states, only Eritrea has yet to sign it.

The immediate objective of the free trade area is principally to boost trade within Africa by eliminating up to 90% of the tariffs on goods and reducing non-tariff barriers to trade.

Neoliberalism and the Paradox of Poverty Peduction

Neoliberalism and the paradox of poverty peduction: A synthesis of poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) Experience in Benin and Nigeria.

The paper interrogates the context within which PRSP as a development policy framework was implemented in Benin and Nigeria, and how this provides opportunities and constraints for the implementation.

What have we learnt from ten years of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes in Nigeria?

In this new CROP Poverty Brief, the authors discuss findings from two independent studies that examine the implementation of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes in Nigeria and their (in)ability to reduce poverty and contribute to human capital development.

Transformation of Social Transfer Programmes in Nigeria

Rowden (2010) argued that the meaning of development has morphed from structural issues to palliative issues. This is very evident in Conditional Cash Transfers Programmes (CCTPs) and similar social protection initiatives, which though they may relieve poverty, have been criticized for failing to be transformative in their conception.

The Future Weighs in Favour of the Well Educated

The Pessimist is personified by my husband. Whenever he gets the smallest bit of bad news


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