Brief about N-SIP project

dRPC was engaged by the Action Aid Nigeria as Third-party Monitor (TPM) to monitor the implementation of three programme areas of N-SIP (The Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP), Home Grown School Feeding Programme and Job Creation Programme (N-Power)), in Kano state in collaboration with 3 Community-based Organisations: Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN); Neighbourhood Education Committee (NEDF); and Friends of the Community Organisation (FOCO).

The aim of the third party monitoring exercise is to monitor and evaluate the outputs and outcomes of the implementation of the N-SIP. It is aimed at capturing beneficiaries’ voice and providing feedback to the NSIO with the aim of improving the delivery of services in the programme.

The objectives of Third-party Monitoring of the N-SIP are to:

  • Facilitate deeper understanding amongst the populace of the N-SIP contribution to eradicating poverty and reducing inequality in Nigeria.
  • Support to the NSIO process of a monitoring system for the N-SIP in the 36 states and FCT.
  • Establish the civil society process of an independent citizens’ monitoring system for the N-SIP in selected locations.
  • Strengthen the capacity of CSOs to monitor the N-SIP and advocate to government on the N-SIP process in the project states.
  • Engage with social investment service recipients and other citizens to share their experience and perspectives of the N-SIP and mobilise them on how they can actively participate and give feedback in the program in the project states.
  • Support the process of a CSO Situation Room on SIP (CSR-SIP) that would engage with the NSIO with processed information from the service recipients and other citizens, through the CSR-SIP Steering Committee;
  • Generate of additional information to grow knowledge in the field of social investment and social protection;
  • Support the work of MDAs and government in ensuring the success of the N-SIP;
  • Support accountability processes and commitments of the Government to Nigerians;
  • Feed into the impact assessment of the N-SIP on target beneficiaries and reduction of poverty in Nigeria.

The Third-party monitoring exercise will be conducted in some selected LGAs in Kano. 

2. Gwale
3. Kumbotso
4. Tarauni
5. Kano Municipal
6. Minjibir
7. Nassarawa
8. Ungogo
10. Danbatta
11. Gwarzo
12. Kabo
13. Karaye
15. Rano
16. Ajingi
17. Wudil
18. Sumaila

The major tasks of the dRPC as TPM are:

  1. Investigate the accessibility of services by beneficiaries for the three programme areas to be monitored.
  2. Verify the number of people that have benefitted from the three programme areas.
  3. Capture any positive outcomes from the three programme areas.
  4. Capture any negative outcomes as a result of the implementation of the three programme areas.
  5. Capture challenges faced by both the service operators and beneficiaries in the delivery of the three programme areas.
  6. Capture success stories from beneficiaries and community members from the three programme areas to be monitored;
  7. Support NSIO and relevant implementing agencies in identifying and dealing with issues on time as they occur in the programme;
  8. Capture feedback or any evidence of corrupt practices under the programme for example beneficiaries being asked to pay bribes to access services ;
  9. Provide feedback to AAN on key findings from the monitoring exercise.