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Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) – Engaged Citizens

The Engaged Citizens pillar within PERL (Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn) Nigeria supports citizens to engage more effectively to influence governance reform, budget transparency and improve service delivery.


Although Nigeria has made progress with socio-economic development in recent years, about 90 million people – roughly half Nigeria’s population – are estimated to live in extreme poverty. The country faces serious developmental challenges, including the need to further strengthen public institutions, address core governance issues and improve its public financial management systems.


PERL is a five-year DFID-funded governance programme with the goal of helping Nigerian state and federal governments improve the delivery of public goods and services in a way that contributes to inclusive growth and poverty reduction. PERL consists of three pillars; ARC, Engaged Citizens, and the Learning, Evidencing and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP).  Engaged Citizens builds on the innovative work started under the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI). 

Our role

As a consortium partner for this five-year programme, Itad works to embed learning and reflection processes with delivery teams and programme partners and supports on monitoring and evaluation approaches. Learning and reflection is fundamental to the Engaged Citizen’s approach, driving politically smart working and adaptation.  

Engaged Citizens works in close partnership with the other two pillars; in particular ARC – of which Itad is also a member of the consortium implementing the programme.  


Contact Abdulkareem Lawal ( if you would like to discuss this project.


Image © Nigeria. Photo Credit: Selena N.B.H

Team members
Rachel Eager Abdulkareem Lawal