How does governance reform happen? Lessons from Nigeria (ODI)

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20 years of continuous UK governance programming in Nigeria provide a unique opportunity to assess whether external assistance can make a difference to how states are governed and how citizens can access health and education.

This will be the first event in the LEAP webinar series to present the findings of an unprecedented research into how the UK government partnered with four Northern Nigerian States (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe) and worked with government officials, parliaments, civil society and the media. Together, they reformed how policies and budgets are prepared and implemented, hoping, as a result, that health and education outcomes would improve.

The panel of Nigerian and UK experts will explore how UK governance programmes were able to use their deep understanding of the context, and personal relationships, to identify not only the most promising reform areas, but also to ensure changes became institutionalised and sustained.

Please consider joining our next webinars, where we will share lessons on thinking and working politically in practice (12 Oct), and on whether better governance leads to improved health and education (19 Oct).


*Other speakers to be confirmed shortly.



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