Over the past two years, LEAP has undertaken research on PERL and predecessor UK Government-funded programmes to strengthen the evidence base for governance reform in Nigeria. With LEAP coming to a close at the end of October 2021, we are organising a series of public events to share lessons from 20 years of UK governance programmes in Nigeria.
The events will showcase findings and lessons from our research on the impact of PERL and predecessor programmes on core governance reforms and service delivery improvements, as well as ways of working, looking in particular at 20 years of UK investment in four Northern states in Nigeria. We will ask:
- How can governance reforms be supported effectively, including in terms of bringing more closely together the ‘demand’ side (citizen voice) with the ‘supply’ side (state capacity, accountability, and responsiveness)?
- Is governance linked to improved services, and, if so, how?
- How can international development actors think in more politically aware ways and design and implement complex reform programmes that are anchored in learning and adaptation?