Strategic Policy Options for Bracing Nigeria for the Future of Trade

Editors: Odularu, Gbadebo (Ed.)

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  • Provides a primer on the role that digitalization may play in fostering Nigeria's trade flows and trajectory
  • Takes a special look at how to sustainably enhance Nigeria's business ecosystem in the digital age
  • Makes the argument that technological advancements such as AI and blockchain will improve trade capacities and expansion in Nigeria
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As the fourth industrial era evolves, the role of blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine learning in transforming national commerce cannot be overemphasized, especially with the expansion of e-commerce in Africa. In other words, technological advancement and innovation are becoming essential to many aspects of Nigerian businesses, thereby considerably enhancing trade and productivity. This book provides a primer on the role that digital technology may play in Nigeria’s trade flows, and the implications for enabling an economy-wide deployment of digitization in trade facilitation.

This book analyzes the importance of STI’s contributions to the Nigerian economy, focusing on the transition to digital solutions and their potential to significantly increase trade and commerce. Since AfCFTA’s 2018 launch, academic and political responses to the automation of business have increased. Further, business promotion, aid-for-trade, regional integration and trade facilitation issues are at the forefront of business development policy and intellectual discourse in Nigeria. This book details Nigeria’s business opportunities, capacities and challenges with a special interest in sustainably enhancing the nation’s business ecosystem in the digital age. Through the examination of trade facilitation policies, programs, tools, models and technologies, this book demonstrates Nigeria’s need for strategic public-private partnership in digital trade to foster a more sustainable business future.

 

About the authors

Gbadebo Odularu teaches Economics and Finance at Bay Atlantic University, Washington DC. He is the Senior Technical Consultant at Socio-Economic Research Applications & Projects, Washington, DC, USA. He is also affiliated with the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), School of Business and Technology, Marymount University, as well as the American Heritage University of Southern California (AHUSC), USA. He works closely with national, continental and international partners to provide evidence-based policy tools for fostering digital economy towards realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) 2030. His most recent book is Trade Facilitation Capacity Needs (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Primer: Bracing Nigerian Trading Ecosystem for the Future

    Pages 1-9

    Odularu, Gbadebo

  • Preparing Nigeria for Digital Trade Within the WTO E-commerce Negotiations: Issues and Policy Directions

    Pages 11-37

    Ali, Ndah Abu (et al.)

  • Trade Facilitation and Logistics Performance in Saudi Arabia: Lessons and Policy Directions for Nigeria in the Digital Age

    Pages 39-63

    Asiri, Munaya A. (et al.)

  • Understanding the Role of Selected Measures in Facilitating Trade Under Nigeria’s WTO Obligations: Lessons and Policy Agenda for Selected Sectors—Oil and Gas, Fish, and Foreign Exchange

    Pages 65-120

    Ali, Ndah Abu

  • Innovative Strategies for Maximizing Aid-for-Trade Towards Enhanced Transport Infrastructure and Intra-regional Trade Facilitation: Policy Directions for Nigeria and West Africa

    Pages 121-158

    Akinsanya, Abiola Abidemi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategic Policy Options for Bracing Nigeria for the Future of Trade
Editors
  • Gbadebo Odularu
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34552-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34552-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34551-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 231
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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