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By Giuseppe Iarossi

Nigeria has a transparent imaginative and prescient of the place it desires to be. the rustic s imaginative and prescient 2020 expresses a daring wish to be one of the most sensible twenty economies by way of the yr 2020. The economic climate has published awesome progress figures given that 2003 pushed through larger oil costs and a chain of home-grown, monetary reforms. the rustic is now firmly at the street to middle-income prestige. yet what else do executive and the personal quarter have to do to create the roles and progress that may underpin the nationwide improvement approach? What are the demanding situations that Nigeria s companies face at the present time? What can govt do to advertise task production? What are the jobs of the Federal and kingdom governments in selling deepest region progress? This funding weather research goals to supply solutions to those questions. it's equipped on a 2,300 enterprise survey and offers evidence-based strategies designed to aid the imaginative and prescient 2020 and the President s seven element time table. we discover that executive needs to flow quick to take on activity construction and poverty relief. different key demanding situations contain a determined scarcity of strength and a bad transportation community in addition to low-levels of schooling and carrying on with unrest within the Niger Delta. Nigeria s employees have to be extra efficient to compete in a globalized twenty first century economic system. even supposing they're poorly paid Nigerian employees are even much less efficient than their opposite numbers in additional dynamic nations corresponding to Kenya, Brazil and India. bettering productiveness will take simultaneous efforts to foster pageant, to enhance the enterprise surroundings in addition to to facilitate higher administration and coaching inside of person agencies. Nigeria s most sensible enterprises haven't been capable of develop their industry percentage. to permit this to occur, policy-makers have to tackle and cast off the stumbling blocks to festival together with boundaries to access, convoluted taxation, estate registration and licensing.

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Combining Labor Costs and Labor Productivity: Unit Labor Costs Labor costs and labor productivity taken in isolation give only a partial picture of a country’s competitive position. 5 Kenya small Nigeria medium India Indonesia large Capacity Utilization in Selected Countries 78 76 percent 74 72 70 68 66 64 62 South Africa Brazil Indonesia Kenya China India Nigeria high, a country can be competitive as long as labor productivity is high. Consequently the extent to which a country is competitive depends on both labor costs and labor productivity.

26 in 2001 (World Bank 2002). 36. One of the explanations for this phenomenon is that growth in nominal wages has outpaced growth in productivity during the past two decades or so, and that wage levels in the Nigerian manufacturing sector have remained substantially above those in many of the comparator countries, particularly in Asia (World Bank 2002). Productivity and Employment Given that the productivity of labor is an important determinant in explaining the productivity of the overall economy, there is a clear link between employment levels and productivity.

Unit labor cost is defined as the ratio of total wage bill to value added. Firm Productivity in Nigeria 19 5. We opt for value added, defined as sales minus total raw materials, to allow for comparison with previous assessment of Nigeria’s private sector performance (World Bank, RPED Nigeria 2002). 6. The analysis in this chapter excludes firms with outlier observations. Thus, the mean values reported here are “trimmed” means, which exclude 10 percent of most extreme values (outliers). 7. The survey results across countries have revealed outliers, which have subsequently been removed from the analysis.

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