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Effective collaboration between governance and sector programmes: assessment of the evidence on what works

Working papers

Written by Gareth Williams, Helen Derbyshire

Over the past two decades in Nigeria, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and its predecessor the Department for International Development (DFID) have encouraged close collaboration between their governance, health and education programmes. This is based on the recognition that governance reform is critical to sustainable improvements in service delivery. This report assesses the extent of this collaboration, and where and when it has been effective. In this report, effectiveness is assessed in terms of whether the collaboration enabled the programmes to perform complementary and mutually supporting roles that support improvements in service delivery in a synergistic way that could not have been achieved by programmes acting on their own