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UK Department for International Development

Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL)

UK aid from the British people

Project Data Last Updated: 08/09/2019

IATI Identifier: GB-1-204822

Partner Projects

DAI Europe

  • Market Development in the Niger Delta Market Development Programme for the Niger Delta (Nigeria MADE) will increase the incomes of 150,000 poor people in the nine states of the Niger Delta, 50% of whom will be women. The programme will be in design and implement phases over 4.5 years. Using a market development approach, the project will precipitate changes in 4-6 product or service markets in Niger Delta value chains, including smallholder palm oil processing and outgrower schemes with palm oil estates, aquaculture, fish smoking, agricultural input supply and vaccination of poultry in rural areas. There will be a special focus on gender. It is hoped that the corresponding economic growth will help to mitigate conflict in the Niger Delta. Total Project Budget: £18,417,903 DFID Funding: £6,129,656

Palladium International Ltd (UK)

  • Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn- Engaged Citizens Pillar The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is working to support Nigerian governments to become demonstrably better at prioritizing, planning, resourcing, delivering, tracking and accounting for the delivery of public goods and services that respond to the needs of citizens, who are themselves actively engaged in ensuring these. The Engaged Citizens Pillar effectively engages citizens to bring about improvements in service delivery and poverty outcomes by working to ensure that constituencies become increasingly effective at influencing governments on selected service delivery and policy issues for the benefit of a greater number of Nigerians. Total Project Budget: £19,520,867 DFID Funding: £18,858,348

ICF Consulting Services Limited

  • Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) - Learning, Evidencing and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) Nigeria’s ability to deliver shared growth and poverty reduction, and to tackle problems of insecurity and falling oil prices depends to a large extent on the performance of its public sector and the accountability of government towards citizens. However, they are undermined by a deeply-embedded set of problems that are rooted in Nigeria’s institutions and political economy. PERL has been designed by DFID Nigeria to tackle these problems in an integrated manner through three Pillars. One of the critical problems, which is the focus of the third Pillar, is the weakness of evidence on what is required to deliver public sector reform (PSR) and accountability. Although the broad parameters of Nigeria’s political economy problems are well understood, there is insufficient evidence on what is required to deliver PSR and strengthen public accountability. ICF is providing services to strengthen processes of learning on what works and what does not work in delivering PSR, using these lessons as part of a broader strategy to influence political leaders and national debate on the steps Nigeria would need to take to promote reform. LEAP works to strengthen the evidence base for reform by creating demand for, generating and encouraging the use of evidence to inform discussion and decision-making on public sector reform. Total Project Budget: £4,074,629 DFID Funding: £4,919,609

DAI Europe

  • Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) - Pillar 1 - Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government - ARC The Nigeria Public Sector Accountability and Governance Programme (PSAG), a five-year DFID-funded programme, will support the development of stronger public sector accountability to deliver public goods and services required for poverty reduction and growth, including to women and girls by strengthening links between governance reforms and service delivery. The programme was rebranded the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) during the early phases of inception. PERL therefore responds to the long-term challenge by supporting ‘more accountable, effective, and evidence informed governments, that prioritise the sustainable delivery of public goods and services that meet citizens’ needs’. The programme will be delivered through three pillars. The first pillar, Accountable, Capable and Responsive (ARC) Government, which builds on reforms initiated through the State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) and Federal Public Administration Reform (FEPAR) programme, will strengthen processes, practices and capabilities within government to ensure more accountable and effective use of public resources. The Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government Pillar (ARC) will work towards a goal of bringing about accountable public administration, resource management and delivery of public services at the state level, through regional reform hubs and at the federal level. Total Project Budget: £39,975,470 DFID Funding: £19,466,926

DAI Europe

  • Support to Civil Society Governance Funds - Tilitonse Tilitonse is a multi–donor pooled grant making facility supporting more accountable, responsive and inclusive governance in Malawi through grants to projects led by civil society and other like-minded interest groups. Total funding available for grants is £12 million with DFID, Irish Aid and the Royal Norwegian Embassy as the contributing donors. Tilitonse is in-line with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy and is working with other key partners in the Government’s Democratic Governance Sector Working Group. Total Project Budget: £1,939,258 DFID Funding: £2,029,277