Fidelis Allen, Associate Professor of Politics of Development in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, recently published an article on the ‘Imperatives of a Wellbeing Economy in Nigeria’.
The wellbeing economy paradigm has implications for socio-economic change in countries like Nigeria and others easily linked to the irony of natural resource curse and blessing. Stories of violent conflict, poverty and bad governance are widespread in these countries. Within this context, and based on participant observation of two major meetings of members of We-Africa Network in 2015 and 2017, this article reflects on the imperatives of an emerging paradigm (wellbeing economy), capable of influencing policy relevant development discourse in Africa, with particular reference to Nigeria.
Read or download the article here.