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AREWA Center for Regional Economic Development (ACRD)

AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD) is interested in promoting local and regional economic development in northern Nigeria, popularly known as AREWA. It takes a spark from within to create a sustainable economic development and innovation with inclusive growth in today’s world. That is why ACRD is reaching out to northern Governors, elder statesmen and astute leaders: both traditional and religious as well as the private sector in the region to implement innovative and pragmatic solutions to a wide variety of the region's challenges, as well as reaching out to professional northerners in the Diaspora and ordinary northerners irrespective of their social class, ethnicity, religious beliefs and even political affiliation to work together for better, safer communities and regional development whereby the economic, social, cultural, and environmental resources of the region are harnessed for the betterment of everyone in the region.


The Center is also working with other research centers, universities, polytechnics and other research institutions in the region, in the country and around the globe to explore and share development and research opportunities. With research partners around the world, the ACRD is working to provide and facilitate cutting-edge innovation in economic development for the region through events, research, ideas, evidence-based analysis and strategies, training and development services to key stakeholders for collaboration, innovation and prosperity...Read On

Why Citizen Engagement is a game changer for national development and very critical for maintaining national security?

History has shown that engaging citizens has led to more sustainable, open and just governance. Whether formally integrated in documents such as the Magna Carta and the Code Napoleon, or informally presented at local levels, the concept of citizen engagement is widely global. Going back in history, the first Islamic State has based its “Medina compact” on a social contract whereby it clearly explains the nature of collaboration and accord between the citizens and the state, shaping the relationship governing them. World Bank also draws on a long history of advancing governance reforms, on multi-stakeholder engagement, citizen participation, social accountability, and government transparency. An important development was the establishment in 2012 of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), to enable civil society organizations to work together with their governments to solve difficult governance problems using citizen engagement and social accountability mechanisms. The 2017 World Bank World Development Report, on Governance and the Law, also highlights the importance of creating the space for citizens to affect government policies. The Report focuses on the determinants of policy effectiveness, exploring how policies for security, growth and equity can more effectively achieve their goals by taking the underlying drivers that influence governance into account. Given the complex landscape of citizen feedback with so many experiments underway around the world, the time is ripe now for Nigerian Government to look at citizen engagement holistically as a game changer for national development and very critical for maintaining national security. Continue reading (pdf)>>

This is the era of multilateralism, a knowledge driven economy where global economy is changing, with dwindling of sources and tightening government budgets; and in Nigeria, with continued clamour for restructuring, it is therefore, very necessary for Arewa region to think out-of-the box: strategically and creatively about developing its economy and social growth in the new economy to improve quality of life for everyone in the region...Read On

“Given the emergence of new regional dynamics in development policy and practice, Arewa region MUST fine-tune current regional development perspectives and to develop new ones that are not only more in sync with the present and future global context but with the governance systems being currently adopted that are becoming more and more decentralized and grassroots oriented. States Governors within the Arewa region must come together to create and adopt the Arewa Regional Economic Plan with emphasis on a balanced approach to development and opportunity for all irrespective of one’s tribe, social class, religious belief and even political affiliation; and establish targets for economic growth of the entire region. The economic plan should be built on current regional opportunities, collaboration and innovation linking States macroeconomic models with regional development and economic plan termed: Regional Econometric Model”…President ACRD 





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National ICT Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan

El-Rufai did not come to fill a vacuum; he goes instead where there is no path and leaves a trail of greatness

Why signing economic partnership agreement (EPA) with European Union is apt

Emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi wants Nigeria restructured

Facilitating Knowledge & Community Development through Information and communication Technology (ICT)

Issues in restructuring corporate Nigeria, by Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

We are Ready for break-up, North will Survive – Prof Ango Abdullah

Northern States Governors Forum and the Growing Disenchantment

How the North tamed Yoruba ambition – Tanko Yakasai

The need for Arewa SMEs to acquire requisite skills to trigger economic development

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Strategic Data for Arewa Leaders

Economic development is increasingly an evidenced based process that requires the best data and research tools to stay competitive: important for Arewa Leaders and Organizations.


Arewa Regional Decision Makers

Arewa Demographic Profiles

Untapped Economic Potentials


Economic Development


A process that depends on collaborative problem solving and decision making; building trusting relationships among key players that transform ideas into action.


Era of Collaboration & Partnership

Economic Gardening

Small & Medium Enterprises

Information Technology


Strategy & Planning

Promoting the development of a high quality multi-year plan that builds on the economic strengths of the entire Arewa region and assist in benchmarking & performance monitoring.


Stronger Economies Together

Arewa Strategic Doing

Arewa Center of Excellence



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