This study was carried out in 2018 and documents the factors and unique characteristics that led to the formation, growth, and relative success of the Aba cluster and gives clarity on the constraints businesses in the cluster face. Contained in this report are recommendations for increasing productivity in the cluster and in Nigeria in general using Aba as a case study. The information contained in this report will be of use to both private and public sector organizations seeking to contribute to the growth of the Aba garment and leather goods clusters.
This training addresses the knowledge and skill gaps in accessing the export market. PDF Bridge through this contributes to the vision to grow Nigeria’s non-oil export to an average of 20% of total export by the year 2030.
This report presents a comparative assessment on how to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of AFCFTA and expectations from no-deal brexit.
Micro Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are integral to the stimulation of developing economies as exploiting the full capabilities of MSMEs will improve trade competitiveness aimed towards achieving the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). PDF Bridge Programme recognises the role that MSMEs can play in the implementation of the AfCFTA; and is supporting the National Action Committee of the AfCFTA Secretariat by funding this study.
This event report summarises a dialogue held to disseminate the findings of a study that examined the potential to engage with Nigeria’s diaspora to generate productive investments and resources for development.
This report focuses on the challenges affecting the operation of Nigerian ports since the post-concession era/programme of 2006, and strategically reviews how well concessions have improved the performance of the ports system.
This report considers the Nigerian Ports Authority’s plans to introduce an interim system before the full rollout of a national Single Window trade facilitation system.
This report presents information to stakeholders solely in the event of a No-Deal Brexit Highlight areas of change in UK non-tariff trade measures and administrative requirements. It indicates areas of minimal changes and opportunities arising from the UK temporary tariffs schedule.
This event report summarises a non-oil exporters dialogue to discuss the findings of a study on exporter experience, the challenges exporters face in their day-to-day engagement with export processes and procedures, and areas of opportunity for growth of the non-oil export sector.
Micro, small and medium-scale enterprises are significantly represented among businesses involved in formal and informal cross-border trade and non-oil export, but many are unable to participate competitively due to challenges in the business environment. To support efforts to effectively position Nigeria’s micro, small and medium-scale enterprises for the global market, Policy Development Facility Phase II organised a series of forums aimed at improving access to finance for non-oil exporters and at developing non-oil exports in Nigeria. This report summarises the sixth forum in the series, and focuses on ‘Improving Trade Competitiveness and Business Environment in the South East’.