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Articles


  • Assessing China's Relations with Africa
    China’s spectacular economic progress has led some security analysts and policy makers to question Beijing’s intentions in other parts...
  • The Consequences of Humanitarian Peacekeeping in Africa
    Owing to the changing nature of international conflict, the 1990s witnessed a growing need for humanitarian peacekeeping operations, especially...
  • Dynamics of Foreign Trade and Trade Relation Problems: Policy Options for Nigeria
    Trade theorists recognize trade as a vital catalyst for national growth and overall development. Yet international trade can be...
  • Trade Liberalization and Economic Performance in Nigeria: Evidence from Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors
    Trade is an important source of growth in Nigeria and many developing countries. This is based on the implicit...
  • The Nexus Between Cross-border Migration and International Trade: Evidence from Tanzania
    This paper aims at investigating the main economic determinants that contribute to greenhouse gases emissions in Ethiopia. By applying...
  • Economic Determinants of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Ethiopia: Bounds Testing Approach
    Concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons) in the air had been constant before the...
  • The Role of COMESA in Promoting Intra-regional Agricultural Trade: Case Study of Sudan
    African countries have created many regional trade agreements with the economic objectives of reducing trade barriers and encouraging economic...
  • The Road to Regional Integration in Africa: Macroeconomic Convergence and Performance in COMESA
    Regional integration is a recurrent item in the development agenda of African policymakers. Most countries indeed participate into Regional...
  • Economic Integration In ECOWAS: 40 Years After
    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was launched in Lagos on 28 May, 1975, amidst fanfare and...
  • Exchange rate movement and import price of Machineries in Nigeria: A bound testing approach
    This paper examines the driving factors of import price of machineries and their pass-through in dynamics route. An assessment...
  • Regional Co-operation and Integration in Sub Saharan Africa
    Africa has a long tradition of regional cooperation, its trade and monetary integration schemes being the oldest in the...
  • Economic Development in Africa United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Report 2013
    Intra-African trade has enormous potential to create employment, catalyse investment and foster growth in Africa. Since gaining political independence...
  • The African Union and it's Sub-regional Structures
    After seven decades of episodic existence through conferences, the Pan-­‐‑African...
  • Analysis of the Role of the ECOWAS Court in Regional Integration in West Africa
    As a case study, the ECOWAS typifies an absence of effective judicial frameworks to strengthen, or, at least, complement,...
  • Women and Regional Integration in West Africa: Which way Forway to Attain Gender Equality?
    The idea that regional integration and cooperation cannot be achieved without an active involvement of women has become fully...
  • The Cure of Being Landlocked: Institutions Rather than Trade
    The prevailing view in policy circles is that landlockedness is bad for development because it reduces trade. This paper...
  • Migrants' Remittances and Financial Development: Macro- and Micro-level Evidence of a Perverse Relationship
    This paper presents some new evidence on the development impact of the landlocked geographic status. The prevailing view in...
  • Supply Chain Integration in the Manufacturing Firms in Developing Country; An Ethiopian Case Study
    With the advancement of information and communication technologies, supply chain integration has been considered a strategic tool for firms...
  • Why is Inequality High in Africa?
    This paper computed asset-based inequality for 38 African countries in multiple waves, using over a million household histories, to...
  • Economic Structure, Growth, and Evolution of Inequality and Poverty in Africa: An Overview
    Is Africa experiencing a growth ‘miracle’? Rodrik (2018) seems sceptical, and provides evidence based on modern growth theory to...

Books


  • In clear-cut prose, Friedman examines the political and social histories of the large Western democracies particularly of the United States since the Civil War to demonstrate the fact that incomes on the rise lead to more open and democratic societies.
  • Are there social, political and cultural factors in Africa which aspire to the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development?
  • In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedoms and remain imprisoned in one way or another by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or cultural authoritarianism.
  • The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Court), is, by its decisions, fast assuming the status of an alternative mechanism in a region typified by absence of effective national and regional judicial enforcement frameworks. Mainly set up to strengthen, or, at least, compliment, integration of the West African region, the activities of the Court had escaped scholarly analysis, thereby creating a gap in the state of current knowledge about regional integration in Africa.
  • This book, designed for policymakers, academics and researchers, and SEZ program practitioners, provides the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of SEZ programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the result of detailed surveys and case studies conducted during 2009 in ten developing countries, including six in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Unleashed: A New Paradigm of African Trade in the world is a socio-political-economic discourse of how to rid African countries of the scourge of poverty. The suggested structural shift is based on African countries converting to export-oriented economies. The book discusses the subject through the lens of trade and development. The narrative is broken down into three sections. In the first section, the book looks at the main reason for the core challenges facing African countries. It reviews some historical context of Africa in global trade, including the dominance of western chartered companies in the medieval era.
  • Based on migration dynamics in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, this edited volume focuses on the activities of grassroots and informal non-state actors. The authors explore cross-border economic activities, migration governance issues, the regional integration project of the SADC, and implications for sustainable development in Africa. Examining the apparent success of immigrant entrepreneurs operating in cities of economically depressed countries such as Zimbabwe, it also discusses the role of local authorities in managing migration to achieve development.
  • Routledge Revivals is a new initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vas range from across the Humanities and Social Science, Routledge Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge, restoring to print books by some of the most influential academic scholars of the last 120 years.
  • Against the Run of Play takes an intense look at Nigerian politics at a time when an entrenched political party was defeated in a presidential election after 16 unbroken years in power. This book offers the reader a narrative explanation and an unusual insight into the major human and institutional factors that led up to the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
  • This is a story of Nigeria, told from the inside. After a successful career in the private sector, Nasir El-Rufai rose to the top ranks of Nigeria’s political hierarchy, serving first as the privatization czar at the Bureau for Public Enterprises and then as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja under former President Olesegun Obasanjo
  • Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, people need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it – and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, expansion and peace.