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Latest Arrival: Socioeconomic Shocks and Africa’s Development Agenda – Lessons and Policy Directions in a Post-COVID-19 Era

The new book titled Socioeconomic Shocks and Africa’s Development Agenda -Lessons and Policy Directions in a Post-COVID-19 Era edited by Professor Evans Osabuohien and his team (namely: Professor Gbadebo Odularu, Dr Daniel Ufua and Dr Romanus Osabohien) was recently released in November 2022. The book was published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

The focus of the book is on how African countries can respond to socioeconomic shocks by developing learning from the incidences accruable to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This will facilitate a pragmatic process of creativity and innovation aimed at formulating suitable policy measures towards mitigating the effects, across sectors in African economies.

The book encapsulates 18 main chapters apart from the introduction and conclusion. The content draws from different contributing authors across different disciplinary backgrounds and geographical representations, which further add insightful value to the masterpiece. The findings in the book are of relevance to policymakers, development agencies, researchers and practitioners  within and outside Africa.

The book is available in hardcopies and eBooks on the publishers’ websites, which can be accessed via these links: Routledge and Taylor & Francis Group.

A related book published by Prof. Evans Osabuohien and his team on their research project is COVID-19 in the African Continent: Sustainable Development and Socioeconomic Shocks.


Prof Evans Osabuohien is a good team player, hardworking, intelligent and self-driven who demonstrates maturity, innovativeness and responsibility on any assignment. He is endowed with a pleasant personality and capability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments. He has executed funded research projects as an individual, team leader, and team member. He is astute in research, which has resulted in the publication of books and numerous scholarly articles. In November 2022, he was ranked among the top 2% in his research field. He has participation in conferences/workshops/short courses across the world. He was appointed as the Head of Department (HOD) in 2016, emerging as the Youngest HOD in the University. He received a Double Promotion to the Rank of a Full Professor of Economics in December 2017, which made him the Youngest Professor in the University. In May 2020, he was recognised as ‘One of the 6 Youngest Professors Nigeria Ever Had’. He is the Pioneer Chair at the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) as well as the Pioneer Chair for Regional Centre of Expertise, Ogun State (RCE Ogun). He is a member of many International Learned Societies/Professional Associations. He is a Visiting Professor at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany and Visiting Scholar at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June- December, 2020).