The process of the current development agenda does little to advance real development outcomes because of its persistence in catering to economic neoliberalism, which prioritizes economic growth over addressing the structural drivers of women’s subordination and oppression. Read more.
Despite the modest success of their previous attempts at improving regional trade and integration, West African governments are considering turning ECOWAS into a monetary union and adopting a single currency managed by a single central bank.
The target year, 2020, is here and it is worth asking how much of Vision 2020 has been actualized. How have Nigeria’s development indicators compared with those of advanced countries, the first 20 of which Nigeria had aspired to join by 2020?
Gender-sensitive social protection programmes are vital to Africa’s mission of eradicating poverty, evolving into an inclusive and equitable society, and fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Although Nigeria closed its border by exploiting loopholes in the ECOWAS rulebook (by claiming exemptions to justify its actions), the unilateralist, parochial border closure will negate the possibility of cooperation or forging stronger economic ties in the future.