My article in the Guardian today on the perennial fuel scarcity in Nigeria, and why scarcity is more of a symptom of the much deeper price-fixing problem. In the Guardian today, or online here. Advertisements
My article in the guardian from earlier in the week on why setting the bar low for students from disadvantaged areas may end up being bad for those same areas and probably only widens the competitive gap. You can read it here.
My continuing series on the education crisis in the North. This time I talk about the language barriers and how those with the most need for local language learning programs are let down the most by our inability to think beyond English. In the guardian today and online here.
The one where I talk about competitiveness, again. Although we should give kudos to improvements in the bureaucratic side of doing business, we need to also look beyond towards other challenges. Specifically, on driving reforms down towards the state and local governments (hat tip to the NCCN subnational competitiveness index), and towards other factors that count… Continue reading Tackling competitiveness: looking beyond bureaucracy
I came across this story in the press yesterday, “Nigeria to supply Walmart with $6 billion worth of cashew nuts”. Of course I was a little bit shocked so I did some small research and here is what I found. In 2016 the worlds largest processed cashew nuts exporter, Vietnam, exported somewhere around $2.7bn worth… Continue reading Nigeria cashew nuts exports: the typo edition.
In my guardian column today I talk about the statistic no one seems to want to talk about. Especially important since we seem to be putting many of our chips on the agriculture table. Link below. The unfortunate statistic on agriculture and development
Is the increased rice production enough to say that the import substitution policy is working? My article in the guardian today. http://guardian.ng/business-services/import-substitution-the-other-side-of-the-rice-coin/?F