THE NEW WORLD BANK PRESIDENT: NIGERIAN SENATE (9th ASSEMBLY) VERSUS THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Development Policy Expert

BY:

SAIDU AHMED ENAGI

I have read several publications about the new World Bank President, David Malpass who previously served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs under Donald Trump. From the publications I studied; ranging from New York Times, to Huffington Post, U.S Department of Treasury Website, World Bank Group Website, The Japan Times, Center for Global Development, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Chatham House etc, i realize how important, world leaders and policy makers are keen about the ideological stand point, leadership philosophy and policy footprint of Mr. Malpass. Continue reading “THE NEW WORLD BANK PRESIDENT: NIGERIAN SENATE (9th ASSEMBLY) VERSUS THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY”

ASAP WEST AFRICA TO COMMENCE RESEARCH ON DYNAMICS OF POVERTY AMONG THE YOUTH POPULATION IN NIGERIA

The youths are an integral part of the population of a country. Thus, any country that aims to attain development must pay particular attention to its youth population. However, in most countries of Africa, there is the inefficiency of government strategies and policies targeted at improving the lives of the youth. As a result, the majority of the youth population suffers from chronic poverty, and for that reason, many of them indulge in criminal activities as a means of survival. To be specific, in Nigeria, a major implication of this is the state of insecurity that pervades the entire country. Consequently, it becomes pertinent to examine the dynamics of poverty among the youth population between the ages of 18-40 years in order to develop robust strategies and efficient policies towards alleviating poverty among the youth. Important variables to assess based on social and economic dimensions of poverty include; age brackets in relation to poverty, sex in relation to poverty, family background in relation to poverty, cultural barrier and poverty, level of formal education and poverty, vocational training and level of poverty, employment/unemployment and poverty, as well as minimum wage and poverty. Continue reading “ASAP WEST AFRICA TO COMMENCE RESEARCH ON DYNAMICS OF POVERTY AMONG THE YOUTH POPULATION IN NIGERIA”