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Policy Brief: Mapping of Exporter Experience in Non-Oil Export Sector in Nigeria

Business environment reform is a key driver of economic diversification and inclusive growth. The Nigerian government took a decisive step in this direction by rolling out executive orders (EOs) on ease of doing business on 18 May 2017. The Orders were targeted at repositioning Nigeria in the global non-oil economy through the improved capacity for competitive non-oil export. Against this background, PDF II funded a mapping of non-oil exporters was carried out and deliberately focused on MSMEs due to their importance to the government’s efforts to diversify the productive base of the economy.

Made in Aba Cluster Mapping Report

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.