Explaining divergence in the long-term effects of precolonial centralization on access to public infrastructure services in Nigeria

World Development Vol/Iss. 121 Elsevier Amsterdam Published In Pages: 123-140
By Archibong, Belinda


Precolonial centralization will be correlated with access to locally administered infrastructure services in centralized and non-compliant regions. (137)


Non-compliant regions in Nigeria are also defined as centralized and supermajority Muslim regions. Locally administered public services measured included off grid electricity (p>0.1), latrine access (p<0.05), piped water (p>0.1), and tube well water (p<0.05).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionPartially supportedSee noteUNKNOWNUNKNOWN