“Decentralization and public service delivery in Nigeria”

Nigeria’s efforts to decentralize its government system are aimed at improving service delivery. However, access to important social and economic services remains limited, especially for rural populations. The deficiencies in service delivery have been exacerbated by a strong urban bias in development policies and growing fiscal imbalances among the three tiers of government: national, state, >> Read more

“Decentralization, Agricultural Services, and Determinants of Input Use in Nigeria”

The substantial differences in agricultural productivity between Asia and Africa can be largely explained by differences in use of modern inputs. The evidence suggests that better access to infrastructure (such as roads and irrigation) and agricultural services has given Asian farmers significantly better access to modern inputs, while Sub-Saharan African farmers without such an access >> Read more

“Decentralization and Public Service Delivery in Nigeria”

This literature review decentralization and public service delivery in Nigeria, with emphasis on rural service delivery. Nigeria operates a federal system of government, with a central government, 36 state governments and 774 local government councils. In such a multi-level system, fiscal responsibilities are vested in the federal, state and local level governments, resulting in fiscal >> Read more