Final Documentation

Economic Governance and Business Environment Reform: Lessons from 10 years implementing ENABLE in Nigeria, 2017

    This paper uses the DFID-funded ENABLE programme in Nigeria to look at what it means for a programme to be genuinely sustainable, locally-led, politically-smart. The paper examines these concepts. It presents the results of ENABLE (phases 1 and 2), and argues that these three core concepts helped the programme to deliver better results and impact.

    ENABLE is a business advocacy programe designed to promote improved Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), ultimately leading to an improved business environment for poor men and women. ENABLE1 (2008-2014; £12mn) worked with partners at the Federal level as well as Lagos, Kaduna, and Kano. ENABLE2 (2014 to 2017; £11mn) dropped Lagos and added new focal states in Northern Nigeria (Jigawa, Katsina, and Zamfara).

    Summary of results
    This paper is not intended as an independent evaluation of the ENABLE programme or a comprehensive compendium of results. Rather, this paper is a look back at nearly ten years of programming by members of the ENABLE Strategic Advisory Committee responsible for the design and strategic oversight of the programme since its inception.