Event Reports

This section covers reports of events that PDF II has organised or supported. Each title is followed by a brief excerpt of several words; you can click on the Read more button to read a longer excerpt and download a copy of the report.

Event Report on Resolving the Apapa Gridlock

May 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Apapa gridlock is an existential problem for the country. The poor quality of port access roads, complex port procedures, and ineffective truck call-up system in the Apapa area, among other factors, continue to lead to delays and inefficiencies, with huge costs to the economy. In addition, its impact on the community is unbearable and [..]Read more...

Franchise Conference Report

January 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Franchising is increasingly becoming a trusted business model for growth, expansion and improved service delivery across the world. This business model has been embraced both in developed and many fast developing countries including Nigeria. In the last four years, Nigeria has witnessed growth of the industry with the penetration of several franchising brands. Despite this [..]Read more...

Nigeria Diaspora Study

January 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Nigeria’s diaspora, estimated at up to 15 million people worldwide, plays a crucial role in driving growth and progress in the country. As Nigeria emerges from recession, civic and business leaders are looking to leverage the diaspora in order to mobilise development resources. Recognising the importance of diaspora engagement, the Government of Nigeria has [..]Read more...

Event Report on Market Access (040 TRD ED4)

January 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are significantly represented among businesses involved in formal and informal cross border trade and non-oil export, yet to date, they have been absent in trade debates (WTO, 2016). MSMEs account for majority of firms in most countries and for majority of jobs, yet most MSMEs (amongst which [..]Read more...

Non-oil Exporter Dialogue on Access to Finance (ED 2)

August 09, 2018 | posted in Event Reports
Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are significantly represented among businesses involved in formal and informal cross border trade and non-oil export, yet to date, they have been absent in trade debates (WTO, 2016). MSMEs account for majority of firms in most countries and for majority of jobs, yet most MSMEs (amongst which [..]Read more...
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