Regional Policy Masters Shows Universities’ True Mettle

Long accused of being inflexible, African universities have, through a partnership-based research initiative focused on public policy, helped uncover a long-hidden truth: “Universities are not only open to innovative ideas and programmes but can also domesticate, own, finance and nurture them.” This is according to Beatrice Muganda, programme manager for the Partnership for African Social […]

Policy Process: Linking Theories with Practice

Evidence-based policy (EBP) and linking public policy theories with practice was the focus of a one-day Policy Forum organized recently by the Alumni/Master Class of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) which is hosted by the Department of Political Science of University of Lagos. Themed, “Linking Public Policies Theories with Practice,” the forum was part of […]

Group Launch Gender-focused Research

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which included the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR); Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Leadership Effectiveness Accountability Professionalism (LEAP) Africa have officially launched a study on “Gendered Contentions in Fragile, Conflict and Violence Affected Settings: Unpacking Women’s Leadership, Empowerment and Accountability.” The group disclosed that the […]

Stakeholders seek to end gender gaps in political representation, get more women into politics

Concerned stakeholders including the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Leadership Effectiveness Accountability Professionalism (LEAP) Africa recently held an engagement/workshop to discuss ways to address the low representation of women in key decision-making processes in Nigeria and how to close the gender gap in political leadership. Under […]

Experts Advocate Restoration of LG Autonomy to Enhance Development

Participants at a policy forum in Lagos have criticised the continued erosion of the autonomy of local governments in the country and called for the restructuring of the political system to facilitate development. They expressed regret that local governments are not allowed to play their roles as assigned to them in the constitution. With the […]

Africa-Europe Conference on Higher Education Cooperation Brussels

On 25th October, the British Council  co-hosted a high-level conference on Africa-Europe collaboration in Higher Education, a joint initiative by the European Commission, the African Union Commission and four European partner organisations that have a long history of cooperation with the African continent – British Council, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Campus France and Nuffic […]

Researchers, Public Policy Analysts Hold Forum

Graduates and students of Masters of Research and Public Policy (MRPP), Department of Political Science, University of Lagos, in collaboration with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, are set to host the maiden edition of the “Policy Forum.” The event would take place on Monday, 28th of October, […]

Checking illicit financial flows

Based on the Central Bank (CBN) interbank exchange rate of N306 to one dollar, the $157.5billion will be N48trillion. The amount is more than Nigeria’s total budgets from 2015 to 2020, and almost twice the country’s debt stock put at N25trillion as at August 2019. Illicit financial flows are a form of illegal capital flight […]