Industrial Clusters, Institutions and Poverty in Nigeria: The Otigba Information and Communications Technology Cluster

Industrial Clusters, Institutions and Poverty in Nigeria: The Otigba Information and Communications Technology Cluster

by Oyebanke Oyeyinka

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319822808
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2018
Series: Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Oyebanke Oyeyinka is an Associate Consultant with Dalberg Global Development Advisors. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning from Columbia University where she focused on the political economy of development planning. Her doctoral thesis explored how industrial clusters help to improve the living standards of workers within them, using the case study of an Information and Communications Technology cluster in Lagos, Nigeria. She holds a masters degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she specialized in International Development. Her masters thesis tried to explain the penalty of poor infrastructure in developing countries exemplified by the high cost and low quality of service observed in the telecommunications industry. For her bachelor’s, she majored in Economics at Carleton College.

She has a chapter in the Urban opportunities: Perspective on climate change, resilience, inclusion and the informal economy published by the Wilson Center. She has co-authored a book chapter for the African Development Perspectives Yearbook (Expected 2015), as well as the University for Peace Africa’s Programmes’ Confronting Africa’s governance and socio-economic challenges in the 21st century. She is broadly interested in industrial clusters, industrial and social policies, the informal economy, and the dynamics of poverty and inequality in developing countries. She has worked as an intern with the United Nations, and participated in ETH sustainability’s Youth Encounter on Sustainability.

Table of Contents

1 Industrial Clusters, Institutions and Poverty in Nigeria.- 2 The Nexus of Industrial Clusters and Poverty.- 3 Living Standards and Industrial Clusters in Nigeria.- 4 Industrial Cluster Impact on Employment and Poverty: Analysis of Living Standards.- 5 Social Protection and Living Standards in Informal Industrial Clusters.- 6 The State, Institutions and Policy Support for Clusters.- 7 Conclusion: Industrial Clusters and Poverty.

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