Well-being and Citizenship in Urban Nigeria

Research Report

Published: 20 July 2015 18:00

By Andrea Rigon, Steve Abah, Sylvanus Dangoji, Julian Walker, Alexandre Apsan Frediani, Olusegun Ogunleye and Laura Hirst

Well-being is increasingly used as a criterion to measure development outcomes, in the light of the now established critique of income as a satisfactory measure.

However, as well-being is an emerging and contested concept, this report explores how the well-being of urban citizens is understood specifically in Nigeria, and identifies the key issues for urban well-being as expressed by a selection of key stakeholders in Nigerian society.

The report serves as a detailed ‘baseline’ report for the well-being of urban citizens theme of the Urbanisation Research Nigeria (URN) programme – and as a foundation for the later, targeted and more detailed research.