§ This is a lecture series in which technocrats and high level government functionaries are invited to the university to present lectures on health economics policy issues

§ List of past annual lecturers


A NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP ON National Transfer Accounts: Implication for population and social policy in Nigeria

§ The NTA framework, developed by Lee, Mason and others is an accounting system for measuring intergenerational transfers at the aggregate level in a manner consistent with National Income and Product Accounts. These flows are a natural consequence of the economic lifecycle that characterizes all contemporary societies. While resource flows are large in all countries, the system of allocation across age groups varies widely from country to country (Lee, 2008). Complete NTA accounts provide estimates with sufficient historical depth to study the evolution of intergenerational transfer systems; the consequences of alternative approaches to age reallocations embodied in public policy with respect to pensions, health care, education and social institutions, e.g., the extended family; and the social, political, and economic implications of population aging (NTA, 2008). As part of the Worldwide NTA group, the Nigerian team has produced some preliminary results on National Transfer Accounts of Nigeria for year 2004. In order to give widespread acceptance to the framework and assist policymakers in understanding the importance and policy implications of the results, a national stakeholders’ workshop on NTA is being planned for Nigeria.

§ The goal of the Workshop was to build capacity on the importance and implication of the NTA framework in shaping population dynamics and policy in Nigeria. The workshop seeks to:

i. Improve access to information, create awareness, promote knowledge and understand the basic issues on Intergenerational transfers, National Transfer Accounts and demographic dividends in Nigeria.

ii. Build the capacity of the Nigerian public sector and policy makers with the requisite understanding on the importance of the NTA framework for designing appropriate policy and understanding effects of population dynamics and lifecycle deficits.

§ Generate concerns, interests and input from private and public sectors as well as various stakeholders on how to improve the preliminary results of the Nigerian NTA and provide adequate policy response at handling lifecycle deficit in Nigeria.

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