The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) supports how governments organize
their core business of making, implementing, tracking and accounting for policies , plans and
budgets used in delivering public goods (economic stability and an enabling environment for
private enterprise to promote growth and reduce poverty) and services to the citizenry, and
how citizens themselves engage with these proceses.
The Learning, Evidencing and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) pillar of the DFID Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) program is inviting qualified consultants to apply for consultancy assignments in public sector reform research.
The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is a five-year Public-Sector Reform (PSR) programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). PERL’s focus is to improve how governments make and implement policies for public goods and services to the citizenry how citizens engage with this process and to improve the accountability mechanisms in place to do this. The PERL programme is being delivered through three ‘pillars’ which plan and act together to support sustainable service delivery reforms: Pillar 1. Accountable, Responsive & Capable Government (ARC); Pillar 2. Engaged Citizens (ECP); and Pillar 3. Learning, Evidencing and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP). The programme works at the Federal level, in the focal 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.
LEAP seeks to:
- generate evidence on how PERL is contributing to governance reform and the improved delivery of public goods and services required for poverty reduction and growth.
- strengthen the evidence base on how Nigeria can bring about governance reform, and
- inform broader public debates, policymakers and policy communities concerned with public sector reform.