SASPEN brief: 8 new Briefs on Sustainability of Social Protection

In SASPEN briefs 1/2016 to 8/2016, eight presenters from the 2015 annual SASPEN Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” explore different facets of social protection and country case studies. Victoire Umuhire and Christoph Ernst of the International Labour Organisation discuss the … ———- Please continue reading

OpEd: X-Raying Nigeria’s new SP Programme

What is in store in Nigeria’s President Buhari’s Social Protection Programmes SPP, asks Murtala Adogi Mohammed, State Team Leader STL at RANA – NICEF/FHI360/AHNI, in his OpEd, “Poverty, Politics and Policy – X-Raying President Buhari’s Social Protection Programmes SPP”. In Nigeria – Office of the Vice President would be coordinating the following … ———- Please continue reading

African Development Bank Group: Economic Report on Nigeria

The African Development Bank Group has published an Special Edition of the Economic Report on Nigeria 2015. The special edition serves as an instrument for engaging the new Administration of the Federal Government on the policy imperatives for sustainability transforming the Nigerian economy. Further, it aims to review the current … ———- Please continue reading

Nigeria: Two Blog Essays on Social Protection in Africa

Africa Must Improve Its Welfare Services Most African countries lack a coherent welfare state structure, and only a privileged minority benefit from the provisions of a welfare state in those countries where one actually exists. The high exclusion of everyday Africans from state benefits is a common practice. Continue reading … ———- Please continue reading

World Bank: Subsidy Removal Requires Income Transfers

A recent World Bank working paper analyzes the impacts on poverty of removing fuel import subsidies in Nigeria. Argue the authors, while subsidy removals may free resources, the disproportional burden on poor households needs to be alleviated with income transfers: The petroleum sector contributes substantially to the Nigerian economy; however, the potential … ———- Please continue reading