Policy Briefs

POLICY BRIEF ON PRIORITISING PUBLIC INVESTMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT

 

 Hitherto, African continent has embarked on series of development frameworks and policies, primarily to revive agricultural sector as counter-approach to the regional rising poverty, food crisis and unemployment.

Without doubt, agriculture continues to be the dominant contributor to Nigeria’s GDP and growth with an average contribution over the last five years of about 34%; and also remains the largest employer of productive labour, with an average of 65% of gainfully employed working in agriculture.

The sector is dominated by small scale agriculture, with small scale farmers constituting more than 80% of farmers and being responsible for more than 90% of food domestically produced and consumed in the country.

Nevertheless the sector continues to be ravaged by age-old impediments for which the Maputo Declaration and CAADP was instituted in 2003 to tackle and overcome the alarming at the levels of undernourishment which affected 30% of the African population at that time.  The […]

POLICY OPTIONS ON IMPLEMENTING NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE FOR IMPACT

This policy brief is an effort by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) to highlight the impact recorded by NEITI, identifying gaps and recommend necessary legislative interventions to strengthen NEITI process and propose Policy options around all these Nigerian legislators in order to strengthen the NEITI process.
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Policy Brief On The Petroleum Industry Bill

The Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, is a by-product of this reform process. It has been on the floor of the national Assembly since 2007 and like other aspects of the Reforms and existing policies, has continued to face challenges and attract divergent views from different quarters.

In the light of these, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC found it pertinent to undertake a more in-depth interrogation of the contents and forms of existing policy thrusts, including the provisions of the PIB with a bid to suggesting possible reviews by all concerned stakeholders. (more…)