This political economy analysis looked at the drivers of policy and factors affecting implementation around climate and environment issues in Nigeria. It focused on forest management, afforestation and deforestation. It looked at the institutional dynamics of policy formulation and performance in the Federal Ministry of Environment and its agencies, as well as at the relations with international donors and with the sub-national level.
Support to the preparation of the Mid Term Review of the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn, Nigeria
The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is a five-year governance programme, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The programme supports governments, citizens, and evidence-based advocacy to promote more accountable and capable government. Gareth Williams was contracted for the first half of 2019 to support the programme in preparing for its Mid Term Review in July 2019.
Learning, Evidence and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) - Second Phase - Nigeria Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL)
Gareth Williams is the Research Workstream Lead and Laure-Hélène Piron the Technical Director (Research) of the second phase of the Learning, Evidence and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) pillar of the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nigeria's £100m programme to support public sector reform in Nigeria.
The Policy Development Facility Phase II is a flexible, rapid-response facility set up to support ‘champions of change’, to implement economic and social policies that lead to poverty reduction in Nigeria. This Political Economy Analysis explored the likelihood of progress during the 9 months prior to the General Election in a variety of reform areas including: power sector; trade; and road and rail.
The Policy Development Facility Phase II is a flexible, rapid-response facility set up to support ‘champions of change’, to implement economic and social policies that lead to poverty reduction in Nigeria. This mid-term review provided qualitative ratings of government policies in priority areas. A political economy analysis examined the factors likely to affect the future success or otherwise of technical assistance embedded within Nigeria’s cabinet and National Assembly.
This study examines the factors strengthening or weakening the environment for private investment and inclusive growth in eleven middle-income countries. The Policy Practice managed the research and produced a synthesis paper. It undertook two of these studies directly, and identified nine other country experts. The research findings have been summarised in the Policy Practice Brief NO.12.
The Policy Practice contributed to the final evaluation of DFID Nigeria's State Level Programmes (SLPs) by conducting a review of the political economy analysis conducted by SLPs and contributing to the assessment of the political economy context in the states where the programmes operated.
Learning, Evidence and Advocacy Partnership - First Phase - Nigeria Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL)
This programme is part of DFID Nigeria’s suite of public sector reform programmes, the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL). PERL aims to promote public sector accountability and reduce corruption by ensuring more accountable, effective, and evidence informed policymaking, that prioritises the sustainable delivery of public goods and services that meet citizens’ needs. LEAP contributes to this goal by strengthening the demand for and use of evidence on public sector accountability and reform in Nigeria.