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DePECOS Institutions and Development Research Centre.

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1Socioeconomic Shocks and Africa’s Development Agenda: Lessons and Policy Directions in a Post-COVID-19 EraThis book investigates how African countries respond to socioeconomic shocks, drawing out lessons to help to inform future policy and development efforts. The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic...2022/11/10Download
2COVID-19 in the African Continent: Sustainable Development and Socioeconomic ShocksOVID-19 in the African Continent examines the development, achievements, and challenges that have resulted owing to COVID-19 pandemic and how these precarious socioeconomic situations are being managed in African countries2022/5/23Download
3The Palgrave handbook of agricultural and rural development in Africa“I would like to congratulate Evans Osabuohien for bringing together so many scholars, especially Africans within the continent and in the Diaspora...2020/7/6Download
4Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions
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Evans Osabuohien
Several studies have investigated the impetus and implications behind large-scale land acquisitions/deals at the global level; however, intranational factors within communities and societies have not received much attention from researchers...2014/12/31Download
5Large-scale agricultural investment and female employment in African communities: Quantitative and qualitative insights from NigeriaThis study examines how large-scale agricultural investments (LSAIs) affect employment outcomes of female-headed households in Nigeria. It focuses on wage income...2023/4/1Download
6Environmental pollution, economic growth and institutional quality: exploring the nexus in NigeriaInteraction between environmental pollution and economic growth determines the achievement of the green growth objective of developing economies. An economy turns around the inverted U-shaped...2020/1/9Download
7Large-scale agricultural land investments and local institutions in Africa: The Nigerian caseAfrica has become the most targeted continent for large-scale agricultural land investments (LALIs) with over 60% of the global figure. Some efforts have been made to investigate the determinants of...2014/7/1Download
8A frica's Money in AfricaWorkers' remittance and compensation of employees received in Sub‐Sahara Africa (SSA) increased from USD 1.398 billion in 1980 to USD 4.834 billion in 2000 and soared to USD 21.101 billion in 2010.2013/6/22Download
9Investigating the relevance of mobile technology adoption on inclusive growth in West AfricaThis paper empirically investigates the role of mobile technology adoption on inclusive growth in 15 West African countries with a view to ascertaining if the positive role of mobile technology adoption...2020/1/2Download
10Female labor outcomes and large-scale agricultural land investments: Macro-micro evidencefrom TanzaniaThis paper examined the extent to which Large-scale Agricultural Land Investments (LALIs) has delivered on its promises (e.g. increased productivity, job creation, and rural development, particularly for rural women)...2019/3/1Download
11ICT investments, human capital development and institutions in ECOWASThe study explores the linkage between the investment in information and telecommunication technology (ICT) and human capital development on economic transformation in Economic Communities...2018Download
12Households' ICT access and bank patronage in West Africa: Empirical insights from Burkina Faso and GhanaInformation and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a crucial role on the individuals, businesses and the citizenry in a country. Some studies on ICT access tend to concentrate on the supply...2019/2/1
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13Bilateral trade performance in West Africa: A gravity model estimationThis study provides empirical insights on the functioning of regional trade agreements within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by identifying bilateral trade barriers that ...2019/3/12Download
14Internet usage, innovation and human development nexus in Africa: the case of ECOWASInternet usage and the sporadic rise in the level of innovations have been major drivers of human progress in the last decades. These leaps in human intelligence have affected almost every area of human...2019/12/2Download
15Population–poverty–inequality nexus and social protection in AfricaThis study examines how social protection policies and programmes can help in poverty and inequality reduction in Africa. The study covers 38 African countries and engages the fixed and random effects mode...2020/9/2Download
16One dollar, one bank account: remittance and bank breadth in NigeriaThis study examined remittance and bank breadth in Nigeria, using data from the 2011 World Bank Households Survey for the African migration project in Nigeria. The results-based on logistic regression...2015/8/5Download
17ICT adoption, innovation and financial development in a digital world: empirical analysis from AfricaAs a response to a digital era that is seen as a core element of global digitalisation, financial development in many countries including those in the African continent experienced varying patterns...2021/1/2Download
18ICT adoption, competition and innovation of informal firms in West Africa: a comparative study of Ghana and NigeriaThe study used the World Bank Enterprise Survey data 2014 for Ghana and Nigeria with binary logistic regression analysis to achieve this. Four different innovations are modelled. They include: first, whether...2020/6/24
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19Regional integration and energy sustainability in Africa: Exploring the challenges and prospects for ECOWASThis study explores the extent to which regional integration can be a viable tool in driving energy sustainability in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub‐region of Africa and vice versa...2019/12/1Download
20Feasible environmental Kuznets and institutional quality in North and Southern African sub-regionsOne of the goals of Africa as a developing continent is to grow and also reduce environmental pollution. Most studies investigate the presence of inverted U-shaped environmental Kuznets curve...2018Download
21Manufacturing export and ICT infrastructure in West Africa: Investigating the roles of economic and political institutionsInvestment in ICT infrastructure development is crucial to international trade through its provision of reliable interconnectedness via communication. This can be augmented via institutional intervention...2020/1/31Download
22Employment and income effects of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda: Evidence from cattle value chainThe purpose of this paper is to investigate how the development of cattle value chain can influence employment creation and income of both cattle farmers and merchants. The study focusses on...2020/6/11Download
23Threshold effects of ICT access and usage in Burkinabe and Ghanaian householdsInformation and communication technology (ICT) has a crucial role in the individual, businesses, and cooperative lives of citizens. Many studies on ICT access tend to concentrate on the supply...2022/7/3Download
24Post-pandemic renewable energy development in Sub-Saharan AfricaThis study examines the nexus between energy access, institutional quality, and environmental quality in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). To get insight into the relationship among the variables of interest...2021/6/1Download