Reports and Papers

PDF II supported reports and papers or those produced by stakeholders can be found in this section.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 or paper.

Recommendation on MSME Reclassification Report

May 08, 2019 | posted in Reports and Papers
The Micro, Medium & Small enterprises (“MSME”) sector plays a pivotal role in driving socio-economic growth, particularly in emerging economies. In the Nigerian context, the sector’s status as the largest employer of labour makes it an effective supporting sector for fostering entrepreneurial innovation and local capital formation. However, the Nigeria MSME sector is [..]Read more...

Innovation Hubs Report- Abridged Version

May 23, 2018 | posted in Reports and Papers, Resources
The information communication technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria has experienced rapid growth over the past 15 years, yet the development in leveraging ICT has been uneven across different regions in the country. Technology is an integral part of a thriving innovation ecosystem, serving both as an input (e.g., creating access to information and resources) [..]Read more...

Short report on YouWin long-term follow-up

May 16, 2018 | posted in Reports and Papers, Resources
This short note reports results from a survey taken in 2016 of individuals who applied in 2011 to the first round of the YouWiN! business plan competition. These individuals had been previously interviewed in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the data used to estimate the impact of winning the competition over this time horizon. The [..]Read more...

YouWiN Impact Assessment Report

April 26, 2018 | posted in Reports and Papers, Resources
The modal firm size in most developing countries is one worker, consisting of only the owner of the firm. Among the firms that do hire additional workers, most hire fewer than 10. Hsieh and Olken (2014, p.93) report that in India and Indonesia “the fraction of firms with less than 10 workers is almost [..]Read more...

Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Single Window

February 25, 2018 | posted in Reports and Papers, Resources
Single Window is a trade facilitation tool which when deployed inevitably results in significant improvement in the time and cost of carrying out cross- border trade. As such, when implemented in developed countries, which suffer from large number of non-tariff barriers, the benefits are accrued quickly. In Nigeria, the employment of ICT solutions operated [..]Read more...
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PDF II's Trade workstream in conversation with CRC Credit Bureau Limited tackled the issue of 'Access to Finance' from a credit exposure perspective. Please read and practice! ... See MoreSee Less

#NonOilChat is back again! So you think "What has my creditworthiness got to do with accessing finance?". Well, come and hear from the experts CRC Credit Bureau Limited tomorrow, 7th June 2019 from 12pm on Twitter. Use the hashtag #NonOilChat to interact with @NonOilExportrNG. ... See MoreSee Less

DAY TWO:
INTERACTIVE SESSION - BUILDING AND PROMOTING YOUR BRAND by Titi Ojo - Exporter Voices Lead, Trade Policy Workstream, PDF II... in her speech @ the ongoing 1ST REGIONAL NON - OIL EXPORTERS DIALOGUE - SOUTH EAST BY DFID PDF II HOLDING @ ADDREX HOTEL & SUITES, ALONG OPOBO ROAD, OGBOR HILL, ABA.

THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2019.

Ugwuegbu McAnthony Osy
PRO, NACCIMA YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS - ABIA STATE.
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Great to see NwaAba at the Non-Oil Exporters Dialogue held last week.The 1st Regional Non-Oil Exporters Dialogue (South-East) concluded yesterday at Addrex Hotel and Suites, Aba. The theme was: "Improving Trade Competitiveness and Business Environment in the South East". It was organized by PDF II (Policy Development Facility Phase II) in collaboration with Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA) and powered by UKaid. Aba BUSINESS Pages (www.nwaba.ng) was there! It was awesome! ... See MoreSee Less