In 2011, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) allocated funds to the World Bank for the establishment of a Trust Fund to support Improved Economic Governance in Nigeria. This became the Governance Partnership Facility (GPF).
The Trust Fund for Nigeria has six components, each led by senior staff of the Bank. These components are: accountability and transparency in the oil and gas sectors, governance of public service delivery, transparency and accountability of public financial management, citizen engagement in core Niger Delta states, citizen voice and engagement in reform processes, World Bank capacity to provide advice and support on governance issues. The programme is planned in two phases: Phase 1 is currently underway and focuses on analysis, advisory activities and identifying partners; Phase 2, dependent on the outcome of Phase 1, is scheduled for July 2014 – June 2017 (aligned with the new World Bank Country Partnership Strategy for Nigeria) , and focuses more directly on implementation.
In 2013, Itad developed a draft M&E strategy and draft log frames aligned with a rough outline of the components of the trust fund for the next phase. This follow on contract will finalise the trust fund proposal for the next phase, including the log frames, the theory of change and adaption of the M&E strategy.Image © Street life in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo credit: Justin Hartman