Health and education
Strengthening government capacity in health policy planning and financing, improving systems to manage health services and developing better quality preventative and curative services for common health problems for the poor were just some of the outputs of our work for the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) as it aimed to make affordable services available to Nigeria’s general population.
Our education specialists have been involved in numerous projects to support government and its commitment to transforming the country’s education system.
Among our key assignments is the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN), which intends to develop a system in which every child in the country is given the opportunity to receive a basic standard of education. As programme designer, we assessed educational shortcomings and supporting government, teachers and communities to create the conditions in which an effective learning environment can be nurtured.
In the state of Lagos, we've been contracted by DFID to deliver the Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN) programme which is targeted to enhance the learning outcomes of poor children by improving the functioning of the market in low-cost private education.
In the north of the country, we've been working in six states to improve the skills of teachers in the core curriculum subjects of maths, science and technology and English. Teachers will be trained using an innovative model that combines elements of face-to-face training and in-school support with mobile technologies.