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.

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...

Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Concessions and Joint Ventures Agreements

February 24, 2018 | posted in Reports and Papers, Resources
In the global port community, concessioning is seen as a means of reducing public infrastructural deficit, engendered by the disproportionate growth in population and the available resources for national development. Since government cannot do it alone, private investors have to become involved as public private partnerships, (PPP). Public and private infrastructural developments have become a [..]Read more...
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