This study discloses that import restrictions on rice have focused largely on the demand side, playing down the required governmental attention on supply. It recommends that government needs to focus more on supply enhancing policy initiatives in favour of local production.
This study focuses on the determination of the impact of Nigeria’s textiles import restriction. Specifically, the study describes the structure of the global and Nigeria’s textile industries as well as the global value chain, and the policy environment surrounding the industry in a global and national perspective. It was conducted in 2013 with support from FCDO (formerly DFID).
Study to Maximise Women’s Participation and Chances of Success in Youth Enterprise with Innovation (YouWiN!) Business Plan Competition Programme
This is a study carried out to provide the management of YouWiN with an improved approach they can adopt to encourage women’s participation in the business plan competition. It was conducted in 2012 with the support of FCDO (formerly DFID). Based on the findings and lessons from the study, recommendations were made for consideration by the management of the YouWiN programme to increase the number of women participating, winning grants and running sustainable businesses under the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria Programme (YouWiN!)
This report conducted in 2013 analytically quantifies Lagos ports’ efficiency by traffic and cargo type both internally and vis-à-vis international benchmarks, with poor efficiency scores being recorded in container operations most notably at the landside interface. It examines Lagos port concessions particularly with regards to their activities, size of investments, duration, performance requirements. The analysis shows that there is a need to audit and review the existing concession arrangements and properly plan and design future ones. It provides a summary of recommendations along with an action plan for implementation and improvement. This was done as part of the FCDO (formerly DFID) PDF project Support to the Presidential Committee on Port Reform.
This study provides information on the current state of franchising in Nigeria, with such details as the popularity of the model and how the local/ international franchise brands operating in the country have progressed. It also points out the limiting factors, state of enabling laws and possible solutions to identified lapses.
This report summarises the findings of a study commissioned by Policy Development Facility Phase II to establish the approximate size of the middle class in Nigeria and the scale of funds it has available for retail investment, which could be mobilised to finance micro, small and medium-scale enterprises.
This report presents the outcomes of a study that aimed to identify the main causes of port congestion, provide solutions and recommendations, and produce an action plan to reduce congestion and improve the performance of Lagos Ports.
UK and Nigeria have had a long trade and investment relationship that has not attained its full potential because of a number of constraints, including a challenging business environment, etc. Please read this study to find out more.
This study conducted by PDF with support from FCDO (formerly DFID) shows that women who engaged in cross border trade contribute to food security by trading food products from areas of surplus to areas of deficit. The paper reveals that depending on how this trade is organized, these women have the potential to contribute significantly to household earnings and resources. This empowers women by giving them financial independence and control of their own resources.