Effective collaboration between governance and sector programmes - Assessment of the evidence on what works
13 October 2021
The programme works at the federal level, in the partner states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, and through regional learning and reform hubs in the South-West, South-East and North-East areas of Nigeria. [...] The focus of this study is the existence and nature of collaboration: whether programmes were doing the right things and doing them in the right way to achieve effective collaboration, and the factors influencing this. [...] 1.4 Structure of the report The report is structured according to the three generations of DFID/FCDO governance programming since 2001, summarising their potential for and experiences of collaboration with DFID/FCDO health and education programmes, and evaluating the effectiveness of collaboration. [...] Section 2 focuses on the State and Local Governance Programme (SLGP) (2001–2008); Section 3 on the suite of State Level Programmes (SLP) which operated between 2008 and 2016 and included the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI), the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC), the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2) and Education Sector. [...] In principle, the presence of governance programmes should help to remind sector programmes of the need to work with state government policy and planning processes, to consider the long-term financing needs to sustain operating costs of expanded service provision, to take a broad view of the performance of the sector and to balance the needs of their sector against others.