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Nigeria’s Political Economy & the Implication for Sustainable Development

The 2006 British White paper on good governance opens with a bold assumption, stating that good governance is about good politics, period! That good governance is predetermined by the nature of politics (good or bad). Politics is central to reducing service delivery as it shapes and influences policy making. In other words, politics determines who gets what. Furthermore, underlying politics are elites who fund campaigns; making money the most essential tool in politics. Continue reading

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Efficient Seed Funding; lessons learned

“Forms of help that overrides or undercut people’s capacity to help themselves are unhelpful help” David Ellerman, 2005 The advantage of seed-funding as opposed to the micro-lending is that, it takes financial pressure off beneficiaries and allows room for the … Continue reading

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