Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and its second largest economy, with extensive oil and natural gas reserves.
But with conflict in its oil-rich delta region and violent Islamist insurgency in the north-east, as well as weakness in state structures and corruption, the economic potential has not yet been realized. About two-thirds of Nigerians live below or just above the poverty line.
ASI has worked extensively in Nigeria to support the government’s efforts to strengthen state structures, the business environment and social cohesion. We have worked on projects from improving roads and future-proofing cities, to honing tax regimes, accelerating investment in infrastructure and addressing climate change. We have supported subnational governments to harness innovative mobile technology to improve access to health. We also work hand in hand with many northern states to improve employment for marginalised youth.