Who influences government spending in agriculture? The roles of public actors in subnational funding allocation in Nigeria

Research Paper |2017| Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Tewodaj Mogues

This study contributes to filling the knowledge gap on the determinants of public spending. It draws on the frame-work of actor-centered institutionalism to empirically examine how the characteristics, incentives, and exchanges of different actors affect the prioritization of public investments. The study also provides insights into how the characteristics of public investments interface with actors’ incentives to influence expenditure choices.

Number 54 in the Food Security Policy Research Paper series, this  publication is part of the research output from the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a joint effort between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) and Michigan State University funded by USAID-Nigeria. This Food Security Policy Research Paper has also been published as IFPRI Nigeria Strategic Support Program Working Paper No. 36 in November 2016.