Nigeria in 2050: global player or poverty capital?

Nigeria in 2050: global player or poverty capital?


Structural changes could prevent the country from having the most extremely poor people globally within three decades.


Nigeria could be one of the major players in the global economy, but its potential remains unfulfilled. On its current development path, the country looks set to have the highest number of extremely poor people in the world by 2050.

This seminar seeks input on a new ISS report covering the long-term prospects of Africa’s largest economy and most populous country. The two-part event will outline Nigeria’s current development trajectory and then present the structural interventions that could transform the country’s future. Presentations will be followed by questions and discussion with participants. Those who register will receive the draft report prior to the event.

Chair and speakers

Chairperson: Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, ISS African Futures & Innovation and Chair, ISS Board of Trustees

Presenter: Dr Yeboua Kouassi, Researcher, African Futures & Innovation, ISS Pretoria


Jakkie Cilliers, Email: [email protected]

Development partners

This seminar is funded by the government of the Netherlands, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.

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