Institutional Support Project for Governance, Capacity Building and Poverty Reduction

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Oct 2001
Signature Date 07 Dec 2001
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2008
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2008
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 3,815,260.45
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Institutional Support for Capacity Building, Governance and Poverty Reduction is designed to support and complement the efforts of Government and Nigeria’s development partners to strengthen the country's capacity for economic management and good governance. It address some of the needs of the population nation-wide regarding good governance in the public sector, the efficient use of public sector resources and optimal delivery of services. The project consists of two components, namely: I) Economic Management Capacity Building; and II) Governance Capacity Building. Economic Management Capacity Building component supports the strengthening of the Africa and Bilateral Economic Relations Department (ABER) of the Federal Ministry of Finance, and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process. The Governance Capacity Building component should support strengthening of the Supreme Court, Federal High Court, and the National Assembly.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction by enhancing the capacity for good governance and economic management. Specifically, the project should strengthen the capacity of ABER, the judiciary, the National Assembly, and facilitate the process of preparing the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) by assisting the National Core Team, (NCT) which is charged with the technical responsibility of preparing the PRSP.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are: the Africa and Bilateral Economic Relations Department (ABER) of the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Supreme Court (SCN), the Federal High Court in Lagos (FHCL) and the National Assembly. The strengthening of the capacity of the Supreme Court (SCN) and the Federal High Court in Lagos should benefit all segments of society. It should speed up the adjudication of cases and reduce the backlog of cases at the SCN and FHCL, thereby improving the administration of justice in Nigeria. Judges, lawyers, Academics, and other stakeholders, such as the Legal Aid Council, the National Judicial Institute, and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies should benefit from the wealth of legal materials in the law libraries of the SCN and FHCL as well as ease of access resulting from their computerisation. Strengthening the administration of justice capacity of the FHCL, which handles the largest proportion of commercial litigation in Nigeria, should enhance the enabling environment for private sector development.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Finance


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-K00-002
Last Update 27 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name HOETTCKE Jochen August

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
9.05735 7.48976 Abuja