Are You Being Served? Governance and Deprivation in Nigeria.
CPPA Studies on Inequality Human Development and Economic Transformation.
This study argues that of the varieties of inequality, deprivation through poor governance is the most disconcerting because of its pervasive role in perpetuating wealth inequality. Health is wealth. Using standardized UNDP data on education and health—two strategic factors for growth and human development—we benchmark Nigeria’s long-term governance record on citizen-care. Africa’s largest oil producer, having the largest market potential, the largest GDP and a generous endowment of natural-resource diversity ranks 36 out of 46 countries in the sample, locating at the cusp of the lowest quintile of the quality of governance rank ordering, above Gabon but below Chad, Cameroon and very far below Togo. Why?
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