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10 months
UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Nigeria: Demography Political Economy Analysis

The team, led by Gareth Williams and Olly Owen, completed a political economy analysis on the demographic transition in Nigeria. Based on detailed fieldwork in 11 locations, the study addresses the question of what are the political, economic and socio-cultural factors influencing population policy and outcomes. It identified six potential pathways of change towards a more rapid demographic transition and makes recommendations on how development partners can support these pathways. 

The study was commissioned by FCDO Nigeria to improve the UK's understanding of the political economy issues underlying Nigeria’s demographic transition and for the scoping of potential programming options. It also considered the role of the planned 2023 census.