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Universal basic education in Nigeria: can non-state actors make a difference?
Against the backdrop of falling standards and failing government policies in the education sector in Nigeria, this paper investigates how and why non-state actors can make significant impact towards the achievement of ...
Institutional barriers to successful innovations: perceptions of rural farmers and key stakeholders in southwest Nigeria
(Taylor and Francis, 2014-12-16)
Diffusion studies in sub-Saharan Africa have typically focused on the impact of traditional adoption factors on uptake of technological innovations. This study draws on semi-structured interviews of rural farmers and ...
Impact of cooperative membership on farmers' uptake of technological innovations in Southwest Nigeria
(Taylor and Francis, 2014-11-27)
The underutilization of agriculture in Nigeria with attendant low yield per hectare is generally attributed to lack of innovation to cope with the challenges of climate change and land degradation. In this study, using ...
Is women empowerment a zero sum game? Unintended consequences of microfinance for women’s empowerment in Ghana
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018)
Purpose: Against the background of growing concerns that development interventions can sometimes be a zero sum game, the purpose of this paper is to examine the unintended consequences of microfinance for women empowerment ...
Teach a man to fish : a case study of entrepreneurship education in conflict-ridden Maiduguri, Nigeria
The abduction in April 2014 of more than 250 school girls in Chibok, a small town near Maiduguri Nigeria, drew international attention to the scale of terror unleashed by the dreaded Boko Haram in the region. Stakeholders ...
Transferring Entrepreneurship Education knowledge in a conflict environment : Insights from Boko Haram Heartland
(Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 2016-10-27)
In this paper we use interview data to demonstrate the efficacy of training as a mechanism of knowledge transfer of entrepreneurship education within a conflict environment. In particular, we found that entrepreneurship ...