Transport, Poverty and Well-being in Urban Nigeria

Research Report

Published: 14 December 2018 12:00

By Daniel Oviedo, Julio Davila, Caren Levy and Seye Odukogbe 

Despite evidence suggesting that well-being is increasingly being considered in development policy internationally, the multidimensional nature of the concept constrains its operationalisation in the assessment of specific sectors and contexts. 

One of Nigeria’s greatest challenges is to reconcile the policy objective of increasing the well-being of its citizens with other central policies and development programmes related with managing urbanisation and economic growth.

This research intends to provide new empirical and conceptual elements that can contribute to inform this reconciliation and the incorporation of dimensions beyond mainstream transport planning and evaluation into Nigerian urban transport policy.