External financing, Finance, Diaspora, Bonds


The paper examines the need for external funding, arises from the inadequacy of domestic sources of funds to meet supply gaps and balance of payments (BOP) challenges and the potentials of Nigeria sourcing external financing through the issuance of Diaspora bonds. Following this introduction, Section ll reviews conceptual and empirical literature as well as country experiences on Diaspora bonds issuance. Section lll, discusses the bond market in Nigeria. ln Section lV. the prospects and challenges of issuing Diaspora bonds in Nigeria were highlighted. Section V concludes the paper.

Author Bio

Omolara, O. Duke (Mrs.) is an Assistant Director External Sector indicators Office External Sector Division Research Department.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion







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