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Nigerian Media Coverage

The project has sparked media attention all over the globe. Find the full list of media coverage of the Post-2015 Consensus project in Nigeria.

Pushing for Post-2015 Strategic Sustainable Devt Goals

Abimbola Akosile reports on the crucial outcomes of a specialist-training seminar about the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Post-2015 MDGs: African Leaders Must Show Commitment To Achieve Targets

In preparation for post MDGs, Africa leaders must emphasise inclusive economic growth and structural transformation by reorienting the development paradigm away from externally driven initiatives towards domesticall...

Post MDGs: Nigeria Urged To Articulate Dev Priority

Experts have urged the Nigerian government to articulate its development priorities ahead of September’s meeting in New York by world leaders on the new set of targets for the 2030.

Nigeria: Investing In Education Gives Greatest Benefits For Every Naira Spent

Nigeria has a lower than expected level of educational achievement given its moderately high per capita income. Illiteracy rates are high and there are big gaps in achievement between rich and poor, boys and girls a...

AIT News Hours Nigeria

AIT News Hours Nigeria aired an interview with Bjorn Lomborg discussing the important of smart targets for Nigeria. 

Post MDGs: Experts Insist on Few, Effective Targets

Development analysts and economists have insisted that selecting fewer but effective targets will ensure successful implementation of the Post 2015 Development Agenda by the world leaders.

Lawyers, group brainstorm on UN post-2015 agenda

The talk shop, according to Amuta was to equip the media with the tools and information that would ensure adequate media coverage of the post- 2015 process by focusing on targets from the poor ones on a country by c...

    Nigeria Perspectives on Post-2015 Development Goals

    The Post-2015 Consensus held a country specific seminar on the post-2015 development agenda in Nigeria on 15th May. 

    The sixth seminar in a series of 9 seminars to be held around the world. The purpose of the country specific discussion is to bring together international economists with local sector experts in order to delve deeper into the potential benefits which the post-2015 development agenda could bring to the country and the necessity of prioritizing smart targets to achieve the desired outcomes for the country.

    Through a dialogue led by the economists and sector experts across three themes: education, energy and tuberculosis, the participants of the seminar were given a concrete understanding of potential good the post-2015 development agenda can do within Nigeria if smart targets are prioritized for each theme.

    For more information on prioritizing smart targets download the PDF presentation "The Smartest Targets For The World 2016-2030" by Bjorn Lomborg and scroll down for more information and resources to learn what the post-2015 development agenda could mean for Nigeria.

    Click here to see the full media coverage in Nigeria. 

    Nigeria Perspectives: Education

    Nigeria has a lower than expected level of educational achievement given its moderately high per capita income. Illiteracy rates are high and there are big gaps in achievement between rich and poor, boys and girls and different regions."

    - George Psacharopoulos, Seminar Speaker

    Nigeria Perspectives: Energy

    One key potential post-2015 energy target for Nigeria is the removal of energy subsidies, which in 2012 exceeded the national budget for education, health, power and transport. Reform would free up public funds for investment in healthcare, education and energy infrastructure."

    - Isabel Galiana, Seminar Speaker

    Nigeria Perspectives: Tuberculosis

    Nigeria comes third behind only India and China in terms of tuberculosis cases. Every year, around 245,000 Nigerians die from tuberculosis (TB) and about 590,000 new cases occur (of these, around 140,000 are also HIV-positive). TB accounts for more than 10% of all deaths in Nigeria. Every hour, nearly 30 people die from the disease, despite effective treatments being available."

    - Anna Vassall, Seminar Speaker