Foreign economic polices and its impact on the nigerian economy. A case study of the structural adjustment programme (sap)

Foreign Economic Polices


Introduction
 Nigerian economy during the first decade after independence could reasonably bedescribed as an agricultural economy because in the words Ogen (2003), agricultureserved as the engine of growth of the overall economy. During this period Nigeria was the
world’s second largest producer of cocoa,
largest exporter of palm kernel and largest producer and exporter of palm oil. According to Alkali (1997), Nigeria was also a leadingexporter of other major commodities such as cotton, groundnut, rubber and hides andskins. Lawal (1997) observed that agricultural sector contributed over 60% of the GDP inthe 1960s and despite the reliance of Nigerian peasant farmers on traditional tools andindigenous farming methods, these farmers produced 70% of Nigeria's exports and 95% of its food needs. However, the agricultural sector was relegated to the background when Nigeria became an oil exporting country. This relegation was attributed to inappropriateexchange rate policy which made the prices of agricultural output too low to give farmer.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover Page – – – – – – – – – –
Title Page – – – – – – – – – –
Certification – – – – – – – – – –
Dedication – – – – – – – – – –
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – –
Abstract – – – – – – – – – –
Table of Content – – – – – – – – –
Chapter One: Introduction
Background of the Study – – – – – –
Statement of the Problem – – – – – –
Objectives of the Study – – – – – – –
Research Questions – – – – – – –
Research Hypotheses – – – – – – –
Significance of the Study – – – – – – –
Scope/ Limitation of the Study – – – – – –
Definition of Terms – – – – – – –
Chapter Two: Review of Related Literature
2.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – –
2.2 Conceptual Framework – – – – – – –
2.3 Theoretical Framework – – – – – – –
2.4 Empirical Review – – – – – – – –

Chapter Three: Research Methodology
3.1 Introduction – – – – – – – –
3.1 Research Design – – – – – – – –
3.3 Area of the Study – – – – – – – –
3.4 Population of the Study – – – – – – –
3.5 Sample Size and Sampling Techniques – – – –
3.6 Instrumentation – – – – – – – –
3.7 Validation of the Instrument – – – – – –
3.8 Administration of the Instrument – – – – –
3.9 Method of Data Analysis – – – – – – –

Chapter Four: Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data
4.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – –
4.2 Presentation and Analysis of Data – – – – –
4.3 Testing of Hypotheses – – – – – – –
4.4 Discussion of Findings – – – – – – –
Chapter Five: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – –
5.2 Summary – – – – – – – – –
5.3 Conclusion-------------------