Creating a micro-level innovation dataset in Nigeria

Post date: Jun 30, 2015 2:47:15 PM

Innovation is widely accepted as an important ingredient for growth and development, particularly coming from small and medium-sized enterprises. However, the conditions under which such enterprises in developing countries innovate and constraints they face are scarcely understood due to poor data collection. In sub-Saharan Africa, this dearth of data is especially pronounced, as local data collection agencies routinely gather data but fail to make it public or standardized. The aim of this project is to create a harmonized, standard data set based on two industrial innovation surveys carried out in 2007 and 2011 in Nigeria. Read more about the project here. The final output can be downloaded via the link below or here. This may be updated periodically with fresh data or bug fixes. A research note based on the data is available via the link below or here.