New climate emphasis within analysis of multilateral agricultural investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Agriculture plays a dominant role in the economies of sub-Saharan African countries though productivity has historically lagged behind other regions. In the past two decades, agriculture has been re-prioritized in policy and governments are increasingly mobilizing funding from diverse sources to finance agricultural development projects.

Donors’ Dilemma: Bilateral versus Multilateral Aid Channels

Foreign aid donors face many decisions about how they should disburse aid, and must be able to justify these choices to their constituents. Among the choices that donors must make is whether to allocate via bilateral versus multilateral channels. Bilateral aid is distributed directly from donor countries to recipient countries, or to multilateral organizations with donor-imposed restrictions on its use.

Economic Growth & Poverty in Nigeria: Part 2 of 2

This is the second in a two-part series on measuring and understanding economic growth and poverty in Nigeria, presenting findings from EPAR Technical Report #327. Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy in 2014. As Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita grew by nearly 70% between 1992-2009, poverty rates fell by 6%. However, while the proportion of impoverished Nigerians decreased slightly, the population grew by 54.3%, increasing the absolute number of Nigerians below the poverty line.