The 4th edition of the Business Environment and Competitiveness across Nigerian States (BECANS IV) – a flagship project of the African Heritage Institution, is gradually gathering momentum. On Wednesday July 17, 2019, the Technical Working Group (TWG) met to kick-off the Data Coding and Analysis. This is a major aspect of the project where the data gathered from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT are coded and analyzed by a team of experts made up of development economists, survey data analysts, macro-economists, etc. This is usually done on state-by-state basis with each benchmark and indicate carefully studied and analyzed. We will keep you posted.