Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Federal government programmes, Economic downturn, Keynote address, Nigerian economy, Critical infrastructure


The paper reviews the strategies for strengthening the existing sources of traditional finance in Nigeria and also, introduces new sources of innovative finance that will be suitable for funding government development programmes, as well as, the SDGs Agenda 2030. Furthermore, the possible role of the central bank vis a-vis the government fiscal authorities in the management of some sophisticated financial instruments which is increasingly gaining momentum as part of innovative development finance is discussed.

Author Bio

Dr. Robert C. Asogwa is the Head, Inclusive Growth and Economic Policy Unit, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asokoro, Abuja.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Asogwa, R. C. (2015). Governments' options for financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a period of economic downturn, CBN Economic and Financial Review, 53(4), 127-145.



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