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Public policy in Nigeria, and in many African countries, is still rudimentary, lacking depth, substance, and rigor. Without effective public policy, broad based economic growth and good governance will remain elusive, lofty electoral promises by politicians notwithstanding. This is why governments in Africa often make the wrong decisions, and apply inappropriate “solutions” to lingering economic and societal problems. Even when the right solutions are identified, execution is frequently absent or ineffective.

The Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation has been established to bridge this gap.

The Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation was established to meet a need for effective, evidence-based public policy to drive broad-based economic growth and good governance in Nigeria and other African countries. The impacts of our organization, located in Washington, DC, and Abuja, Nigeria, will be long term.

Our research institute was founded by Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (2009–2014) and Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Kingsley Moghalu also previously had a distinguished career in the United Nations system from 1992 to 2008, during which he held high level positions in strategic planning, legal affairs, executive management, and development finance at duty stations in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Tanzania, and Switzerland.

The Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation's research, policy analysis, advocacy, publications, and conferences address macroeconomics, human development, finance and business, and governance and public policy.