Research includes work on democratic transition and governance; peace and security; inclusive economic growth; and approaches to anti-corruption.

Significant research on Nigeria explores areas such as unrecorded trade flows and the social norms of corruption.

Nigeria’s complex politics and interconnected challenges makes it one of the most strategically important countries in Africa. With the country marking 20 years of civilian rule in 2019, national and international focus is on the processes, institutions and actors that will help to consolidate democracy and improve accountable governance.

Research on Nigeria and its regional and international relations has been central to the work of our Africa Programme since its inception. The body of work and network of expertise make the programme a unique centre for world-leading, independent policy research on Nigeria.