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dc.contributor.authorAvis, William
dc.identifier.citationAvis, W. (2020). War Economy in North East Nigeria. K4D Helpdesk Report 734. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.en
dc.description.abstractThis rapid literature review collates academic and grey literature pertaining to the war economy in North-East Nigeria. The conflict with Boko Haram provides an opportunity to interrogate long-standing theoretical assumptions about the economic consequences of violent conflict in complex spaces such as Nigeria’s north-east. Key findings from the literature review include: Boko Haram has financed its activities and secured income through the imposition of mandatory payments and collection of tribute from producers; opportunities for enrichment are evident within various sectors, this includes through activities such as skimming from soldiers’ salaries and taking kickbacks on military procurement; perceptions of motivations for joining Boko Haram are also linked to financial rewards; there is an economic dimension of Boko Haram terrorism; historically funding sources, before the group morphed into a violent insurgent organisation in 2009, were derived from membership dues as well as foreign donations and despite the conflict, the north-east has been identified as one of the fastest-growing markets in Nigeria.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk Report;734
dc.subjectEconomic Developmenten
dc.subjectSecurity and Conflicten
dc.titleWar Economy in North East Nigeriaen
dc.rights.holder© DFID - Crown copyright 2020en
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten

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