The evolving oil & gas landscape in West Africa

This paper considers the bi-regional relations between Europe and West  Africa in the field of energy. As its point of departure, the paper begins by  acknowledging the ferocity with which today’s energy landscape is changing.  As important producers and consumers within this landscape, Europe and West  Africa are subject to change, both intra- and inter-regionally. […]

Barriers to trade between Ghana and Nigeria

Actually, the full title of the note is: “Removing Barriers to Trade between Ghana and Nigeria: Strengthening Regional Integration by Implementing ECOWAS Commitments”: This note assesses the challenges that goods exporters within the region face when trying to benefit from the ECOWAS-wide Free Trade Area. It focuses on the experience of 30 exporting companies in […]

“Informal Economy and the World Bank”

A new essay reviewing recent literature and World Bank studies on the informal sector. From the abstract: Many countries have expressed an interest in the size, performance and motivation of the informal sector, especially where the informal sector provides the livelihood and employment for a critical segment of the population. This essay reviews recent literature, […]

On Nigeria’s GDP Rebasing – Plus Links I Find Interesting, Rebasing Edition

There really is nothing much to the rebasing/re-benchmarking exercise. That it has not been done in such a long period, hence making the updated figures sound so huge, says more about governance in Nigeria than anything else. And any serious Nigeria analyst or private sector player is not really surprised by the figures. The point […]

Links I Find Interesting

1. Jay Z Has the Room – A Vanity Fair profile of Jay Z 2. ‘Ebony and Ivy,’ About How Slavery Helped Universities Grow  3. Why Scandinavian Prisons Are Superior 4. Now We Are Five – David Sedaris on his family and the death of his sister 5. Henry Gustave Molaison: The Basis for ‘Memento’ and the World’s Most […]