By systematically monitoring and evaluating the gaps between policy and practice in the energy sector, we build new evidence for deepening multi-stakeholder understanding and participation in the formulation and implementation of energy reform policies and programs in Nigeria.

We proceed upon the premise that any activity along the energy supply chain or the management of natural resources must not be carried out in a way that threatens the sustainability of livelihoods, human settlements and the environment.

Nigeria: Moving from Fuel Scarcity to Renewable Energy Development

The continuing fuel scarcity in Nigeria presents an opportunity for the Nigerian government to take its commitment to renewable energy development more seriously. For several days, the crippling effects of fuel scarcity on domestic, social and economic activities have been witnessed across the country, a development that has disproportionately affected the poor and the vulnerable,…

Spaces for Change Launches New Research Initiative on Impacts of Energy Sector Reforms on Gender

Spaces for Change is partnering with the  Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the IISD Energy programme to launch a research initiative focusing on energy empowerment, energy sector reform and impacts for gender. Proceeding from a gender perspective, Spaces for Change’s research seeks to build the evidence base for improving the effectiveness of energy interventions in Nigeria. It will examine…

Young Nigerians Interrogate the New Automotive Policy

  The Federal Government (FG) has stated that the implementation of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan would revitalize the local auto industry to enable manufacturers produce less expensive car models with the price range between N1.2million and N1.5million. It also said it would work jointly with auto manufacturers, franchise holders, reputable motor dealers and…

Angry Reactions Trail Missing $20 Billion Unremitted Oil Revenues

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi appeared before the Senate’s Investigative Public Hearing on unremitted oil revenues, where he alleged that $20 billion is still unaccounted for. He also provided a detailed explanation about the irregularities in the accounting system of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), presenting evidence showing that NNPC,…