How we do it

PERL is an adaptive programme that aims to support public sector reforms in Nigeria. The Programme operates under a specific governance structure, and by using a diversified set of adaptive tools and approaches, to proactively address governance challenges and make appropriate adjustments to current needs. Recognising the importance of being flexible in a dynamic political and social landscape in Nigeria is pivotal for the programme to drive successful governance reforms across the seven locations it operates in. The programme combines a highly innovative architecture, recognising the challenging political economy of Nigeria, and the need for a flexible, adaptive, and locally-led approach.

Learning and intentionally adapting the programme’s approach and decision-making is an integral part of PERL’s ways of working. The programme learns when PERL defines its strategies and objectives, implements its interventions, and evaluates its impact. Lessons learned are documented and fed back into programme-wide strategies and delivery-level work through a continuous learning feedback loop.

Some of the key approaches employed by PERL in its adaptive programme delivery include Political Economic Analysis (PEA), Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion (GESI) assessments, amongst a host of others.