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.
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.