African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage)

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Curt Carnemark - World Bank
Enugu, Nigeria
Date Established: 
Food & Agriculture
Think Tank Website: 
Ifediora Amobi
Executive Director
Over the next 5 years, the African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage) will enhance its competitive edge in research, research communications, and policy influence in Nigeria and Africa. Its vision of pan-African research, policy influence, as well as deeper networking, seeks greater collaboration with leading research centres across the globe and uptake by top research and policy circles.

The African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, incorporated in Nigeria in 2000. The Institute is devoted to economic policy research, and facilitates policy advocacy, training, and networking. It also provides consultancy services to federal and state governments, local and international agencies, and the private sector.

AfriHeritage’s principal areas of research include trade, regional integration, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, public sector economics and management, poverty analysis, income distribution, the labour market, agriculture, and rural development. The Institution has links to national bodies such as the National Planning Commission, the Central Bank, and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria.

AfriHeritage has contributed to the development of Nigeria’s National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy, and the State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies. The Institute promotes the use of research for policy impact at both the federal and the state government levels. AfriHeritage publishes a working paper series, known as BECANS, to share technical outputs from research on the business environment and competitiveness across Nigerian states.

Research Areas: 
business environment and competitiveness
agricultural sector growth drivers and sustainability
poverty, income distribution, and middle-class prevalence
macroeconomic modeling and forecasting