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Nigeria Economic Research Highlights

The Report: Nigeria 2022

With a population of over 200m, Nigeria is a large and diversified economy, despite the government’s reliance on oil and gas revenue. While the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent oil price crash caused a...

The role of agriculture in Nigeria’s economic diversification

In this Growth & Recovery video, OBG explores how agriculture in Nigeria is a major contributor to both employment and revenue, and is especially important as the country works to diversify its economy away from oil.

Highlights from The Report: Nigeria 2022

Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa and has one of the largest proven oil reserves in the continent according to the World Bank. The country has developed an investment-friendly business climate over two decades of civilian rule and in the nearly 60 years since independence, boosted by its oil and gas wealth, and the entrepreneurial spirit of its young population.

Economic Analysis: Nigeria

Overview

Nigeria looks ahead to its next chapter

With a population of over 200m and abundant natural resources, Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy. The country has developed an investment-friendly business climate over two decades of civilian rule and in the nearly 60 years since independence, boosted by oil and gas wealth, and the entrepreneurial spirit of its young population.

Viewpoint

President Muhammadu Buhari: Viewpoint

On supporting economic recovery with targeted investment in youth and infrastructure

Overview

How Nigeria positioned itself for a post-pandemic recovery

Nigeria is home to Africa’s largest economy and population, and is an engine for growth in the continent. While the government is largely reliant on oil and gas revenue, the economy itself is more diversified. Indeed, the non-oil sector accounted for 90.8% of real GDP in the first quarter of 2021.

Overview

Nigeria’s energy sector pivots to refining and natural gas

Nigeria is Africa’s top oil producer and possesses the largest proven gas reserves on the continent, making it a key player in the global energy market. However, despite its wealth of resources, the country is unable to meet domestic demand and has one of the lowest net electricity generation rates per capita in the world.

Overview

How can Nigeria improve the agriculture sector’s value chain?

Agriculture played an important role in driving Nigeria’s economic growth prior to the discovery of crude oil in 1956. Indeed, between 1962 and 1968 the main source of foreign exchange was export crops. In more recent times, focus has returned to the agriculture sector as an important source of revenue as the country seeks to diversify the economy away from oil.

Interview

Yewande Sadiku, Former CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC): Interview

On efforts to attract investment throughout the country’s 36 states

Nigeria looks ahead to its next chapter
President Muhammadu Buhari: Viewpoint
How Nigeria positioned itself for a post-pandemic recovery
Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy: Interview
Nigeria’s energy sector pivots to refining and natural gas
How can Nigeria improve the agriculture sector’s value chain?
Yewande Sadiku, Former CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC): Interview
 

Private Equity and Venture Capital’s role in Africa’s economic recovery scenario

Bernardo Bruzzone, Africa Regional Editor at Oxford Business Group (OBG), recently held a discussion with Alexis John Ahyee, Executive Director for West and Central Africa of HEC Paris, and with Nadia Kouassi Coulibaly, Head of Research of African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).

Nigeria Economic Research & Views

Economic News

Nigeria targets agro-processing as a future growth driver

As Nigeria looks to restructure its economy to be more diversified and sustainable, agro-processing is emerging as a key tool to improve agricultural value added while also bolstering the sector’s status as a driver of economic growth.


Economic News

The role of industrial zones in SME growth in emerging markets

As governments across Africa look to bolster the economic potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), industrial parks and special economic zones (SEZs) are emerging as key enablers of their development.


Economic News

How fintechs are revolutionising remittances in emerging markets

A number of remittance-focused financial technology (fintech) start-ups are gaining traction in emerging markets. In doing so, they are making inroads on market share that was formerly the preserve of established providers.


OBG Talks

Why the moment for investing in Africa is now?

Looking to increase awareness about FDI opportunities in Africa, especially targeting investors from the UAE, this webinar had among its speakers Bernardo Bruzzone, Oxford Business Group´s Regional Editor for Africa. M. Bruzzone made a presentation about Investing in Sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting opportunities in the Infrastructure, Renewable Energies, Agro-Industry and ICT sectors.


Economic News

Is Nigeria’s start-up ecosystem the key to the country’s coronavirus recovery?

A recent report has highlighted the significant potential of Nigeria’s burgeoning tech start-up scene, but also outlined a series of limitations that need to be addressed for the segment to emerge as a true engine of the country’s recovery from Covid-19.


Economic View

Christian Schindler, Director General, International Textile Manufacturers Federation

What factors underpin West Africa's potential to be a regional leader in textiles? 


Economic News

E-commerce in sub-Saharan Africa: can Covid-19 growth be sustained?

The coronavirus pandemic triggered an e-commerce boom in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside the rest of the world. With a global recovery under way, the question now is: can that growth be sustained?


Ongoing efforts to strengthen Nigeria's health sector

Nigeria has made tangible progress on health indicators in recent years, although structural challenges remain. While the government will continue to play a central role in the pursuit of universal health care, there are opportunities for private sector participation to help achieve its ambitious goals.

Agriculture at the heart of Nigeria's economic development plans

Recent years have seen renewed policy focus on agriculture as an important source of revenue for a diversified Nigerian economy, with plans to revitalise the sector centred on increasing local production and improving the value chain.

Nigeria within Africa: Regional Focus Reports

Focus Report

Focus Report: Post-pandemic trends and opportunities on African stock exchanges

Although stock exchanges on the continent were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, recovery is starting to take shape. The crisis underlined the need to build resilience and diversify the investor base.

Video

Agriculture in Africa 2022

This Growth & Recovery video highlights important aspects of the recently launched Agriculture in Africa 2022 Focus Report, recently published in partnership with OCP Group. It explores the role of sub-Saharan Africa's agriculture sector in meeting the food security needs of growing populations and supporting efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Focus Report

Focus Report: How are GRC trends evolving in West and Central Africa?

Business environments around the world are changing in response to new investor demands, moving towards tighter regulations and greater transparency. This Focus Report explores the current state of governance, risk-management and compliance (GRC) trends across West and Central Africa.

Focus Report

Focus Report: Investment opportunities in African economic zones

Economic zones in Africa have had a significant impact on trade volumes across the continent, as well as on job creation and foreign direct investment inflows. The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement presents an opportunity to extend the activities of these zones and promote intra-African trade, developing regional value chains and industrial complementarity in the process.

Focus Report

Focus Report: Investment opportunities in West Africa's health sector

With over 391m inhabitants in 2019, West Africa is home to nearly 37% of the sub-Saharan population, but with the exception of South Africa, the subregion relies almost entirely on imports to meet its medical device needs, and local production remains relatively low.

Focus Report

Focus Report: How is Africa positioned as a destination for data centres?

With a large youth population and growing network penetration, Africa has demonstrated its ability to innovate and technologically leapfrog mature markets.

Focus Report

Focus Report: How can West Africa boost its textile and garment industry in a sustainable way?

While West Africa is one of the largest producers of cotton, it has the ability to process less than 2% of the crop locally; around 90% is exported to markets in Asia, where value is added through spinning and weaving.

Focus Report: Post-pandemic trends and opportunities on African stock exchanges
Agriculture in Africa 2022
Focus Report: How are GRC trends evolving in West and Central Africa?
Focus Report: Investment opportunities in African economic zones
Focus Report: Investment opportunities in West Africa's health sector
Focus Report: How is Africa positioned as a destination for data centres?
Focus Report: How can West Africa boost its textile and garment industry in a sustainable way?
 

Beyond Nigeria: Economic Analysis from African Nations

Video

Côte d'Ivoire’s Investment Promotion Centre enables investment opportunities

This Market Profile video highlights Côte d'Ivoire’s transition to one of the most dynamic economies in the ECOWAS.

Video

Highlights from The Report: Ghana 2022

Marking 10 years of Oxford Business Group’s coverage of the country, The Report: Ghana 2022 details how the West African nation navigated the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and has emerged in a position of comparative strength.

Global Platform

Kojo Aduhene, CEO, LMI Holdings

In this Global Platform video Kojo Aduhene, CEO of LMI Holdings, emphasises the importance of industrialisation for the African continent, as well as the key role the private sector can play in securing the necessary infrastructure. Regional integration, sustainability and job creation will be key to future growth.

Focus Report

How Benin is attracting investment through industrial transformation

Although Benin is known as a cotton producer and is actively working to boost value-added activities in the textiles and garments sector, the country has also been looking to increase its industrial footprint more broadly, leveraging large-scale projects to expand its energy and transport infrastructure and develop SEZs.

Video

Highlights from our Morocco Economic Recovery Report

Oxford Business Group has recently launched its “Morocco Economic Recovery Report”, produced in partnership with the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Investment and Exports (AMDIE).

Focus Report

Opportunities and challenges in Zimbabwe’s sugar industry

This Focus Report explores recent efforts to strengthen local production capacity, research new varieties and pest-control strategies, improve irrigation and water efficiency, and expand farm machinery uptake. It also analyses the expected economic impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area and its potential to facilitate the sugar industry’s expansion into untapped markets.

Video

Libya's strong economic rebound and investment opportunities

In this Growth & Recovery video, Oxford Business Group (OBG) analyses Libya’s promising prospects, as the country looks to build on a strong economic rebound, supported by rising oil prices, increased stability and plans to diversify the economy. The video also marks OBG's return to the key north-African market.

Côte d'Ivoire’s Investment Promotion Centre enables investment opportunities
Highlights from The Report: Ghana 2022
Kojo Aduhene, CEO, LMI Holdings
How Benin is attracting investment through industrial transformation
Highlights from our Morocco Economic Recovery Report
Opportunities and challenges in Zimbabwe’s sugar industry
Libya's strong economic rebound and investment opportunities
 

Agriculture in Africa 2022

This Growth & Recovery video highlights important aspects of the recently launched Agriculture in Africa 2022 Focus Report, recently published in partnership with OCP Group. It explores the role of sub-Saharan Africa's agriculture sector in meeting the food security needs of growing populations and supporting efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

ESG Analysis - Nigeria and beyond

Economic News

Creative climate finance in Africa

While uncertainty abounds in global energy markets amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, African leaders are increasingly looking to the private sector to finance investment in clean energy ahead of the COP27 UN Conference on Climate Change, to be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022.


CEO Survey

ESG CEO Survey: Is the board room getting greener?

Across government departments, corporate board rooms and management meetings, the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is at the forefront of current planning.


ESG Intelligence

Report: The road to a zero-emission automotive industry in the Middle East and Africa

Automotive stakeholders are increasingly aware that the business-as-usual scenario that has sustained the industry for more than 100 years is no longer tenable. Regulatory changes and emissions-reduction targets at the national and global level are spurring a pivot to low-carbon and zero-emissions vehicles


Economic Update

Can West Africa lead the way in creating a more sustainable textiles industry?

With textiles and fashion expected to constitute an important post-Covid-19 growth driver for West Africa, stakeholders and key players in the industry are exploring ways to implement sustainable practices and make the sector more environmentally friendly.


ESG Intelligence

Report: How can Saudi Arabia finance sustainable industrial development?

As the Kingdom works towards reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, corporations and supporting bodies such as the Saudi Industrial Development Fund are taking actions to reduce their carbon footprints and adopt clear environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies to ensure future expansion is sustainable and inclusive.


ESG Intelligence

Report: How Qatar is confronting environmental and social challenges

With the publication of its National Environment and Climate Change Strategy in 2021, Qatar has recognised that a proactive and holistic approach is needed to meet the challenge of global warming and environmental degradation.


ESG Intelligence

Report: The financial sector's central role in tackling ESG issues in Mexico

nvironmental, social and governance issues are a growing focus in Mexico, particularly social inclusion and transparency, followed by other governance and environmental matters. The financial sector has taken a leadership role in this space by pursuing voluntary initiatives to bolster anti-corruption efforts and encourage the adoption of ethics codes in the sectors in which it operates.


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