NGA Tearline: China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Nigeria - Part 1

Spillover Effects of Lagos-Ibadan Railway to the Regional Economy

What is NGA Tearline?

NGA is partnering with expert private groups to grow public-facing, authoritative open source intelligence on various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that tend to be under-reported within long-form format. This authoritative open source content will be cited for internal purposes and it will grow public trust by increasing transparency around shared public-private interest in various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that are fit for public consumption.

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Collaboration with the Columbia University

With this report NGA Tearline debuts its collboration with college students from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. Co-authors include Alessandra Laurel Lopez, Chen Ji, Emma Yang, Incheol Choe, Nora Delaney and Rocky Intan.

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This Tearline article, Part 1 in a series, analyzes micro-level impacts of BRI infrastructure projects on local economies through geospatial analysis of Lagos-Ibadan Railway's potential impacts to Lagos' Ports.

Despite anticipated positive impacts to the Nigerian economy, the Lagos-Ibadan railway has failed to generate positive economic spillover. Nigeria will need additional infrastructure investment to meet the promise of positive economic development.

Read more of this intelligence report on Tearline.