Nigeria: SUFEGOR final clap !

05/22/2019

The EU Support to Federal Government Reform (SUFEGOR) has been supporting the implementation of the National Strategy for Public Service Reform (NSPSR) and to feed the Nigerian’s Government vision 2020 for the last five years and is finishing this month.

With whom did we work? BPSR, MBNP, NBS, OHCSF and FIRS.

Why? Because the ultimate objective of the project was to contribute to poverty reduction in Nigeria through promotion of public sector policy and efficiency in public service administration in order to enhance service delivery. The selected beneficiaries are key actors for change in the field of governance reform within the Nigerian government, from the Federal Inland revenue service (FIRS), to diversify the incomes of the government from oil to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP), which will integrate the necessary policy changes into the government’s plans and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that will provide important data for the government to do evidence based policy and programming.

What have we done? Only last week our Technical Assistance team conducted 5 parallel capacity building trainings to 350 public servants across the different beneficiaries. The trainings were on Project Cycle Management, familiarisation to the National Strategy for Public Service Reform (NSPSR), Excel for planning and budget monitoring, and Strategic training to communication officers. This only highlights the diverse nature that the program has taken over the years.

Considerable achievements across the five main beneficiaries from the design of an M&E framework for the ERGP Goals to the preparation of a Citizen Guide for the Federal Budget, development of the Statistics Development Strategy, implementation of a Survey on Civil Service on Innovation. After five years of implementation, the programme comes to an end and it is time to capitalise on the achievements and lessons learnt. This is further the opportunity to communicate to the general public about the impact the programme had towards the Nigerian public service reform in the final event which will be taking place tomorrow.

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