The Wicked Conversation

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Climate change

Reversing the Resource Curse

How do we reverse the Resource Curse?

How do we reverse the Resource Curse?

Scholar Richard Auty first coined the phrase ‘resource curse’ in 1993 to illustrate the confounding nature of the relationship between natural resource abundance and under-development. Intuitively we expect that natural resources would provide the bedrock for development. To the contrary, empirical evidence suggests a strong correlation between natural resource wealth and poor development outcomes, at least since the early 1970s.

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Covid-19

Nigeria: A pandemic and a weak health system

Nigeria: A pandemic and a weak health system

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges for Nigeria’s health system quite unlike those posed by the Ebola virus or other epidemics, and also emphasised its weaknesses, across the board.

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C-19: Ethiopia and the rule of law

C-19: Ethiopia and the rule of law

Hardly any of Ethiopia’s state parastatals epitomise the old-fashioned way of doing business more than the National Lottery Administration (NLA).

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Covid-19

Nigeria: A pandemic and a weak health system

Nigeria: A pandemic and a weak health system

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges for Nigeria’s health system quite unlike those posed by the Ebola virus or other epidemics, and also emphasised its weaknesses, across the board.

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Human Security

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