• Financial System Development

    Financial System Development

    Financial System Development Supports to improve the regulatory environment for microfinance and the performance of selected microfinance banks, assess possibilities to support financial institutions to increase their MSME lending activities, facilitate the introduction of microinsurance products, as well as activities to foster financial literacy and consumer protection in the financial sector.

  • Business Enabling Environment Reforms

    Business Enabling Environment Reforms

    Support to improve the regulatory and institutional environment for MSMEs at local, state and federal levels. This is being achieved by strengthening the capacities of stakeholders from the public and private sector in advocating and implementing reforms that result into better performing MSMEs with increased incomegenerated and sustained employment.

  • Trade Policy and Facilitation

    Trade Policy and Facilitation

    Reducing administrative hurdles to domestic and intra-regional trade by removing physical trade barriers and supporting border management reforms; facilitating evidence-based policy making; sensitising the private sector including MSMEs on the potentials and procedures of intra-ECOWAS trade; as well as promoting Nigerian exports into the sub-region.

  • Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Value Chains (VCs)

    Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Value Chains (VCs)

    SEDIN has selected four VCs: sheanut/-butter in Niger (after recorded success in five years, this value chain will be replaced by another VC to be selected soon), cassava in Ogun, potato in Plateau and construction with a focus on the low-cost housing sector as a cross-cutting non-agricultural VC in all states.

  • Cross-Cutting Themes

    Cross-Cutting Themes

    SEDIN recognizes that women play a fundamental role in moving the Nigerian economy forward and therefore aims at increasing their participation in economic activities in its programme states. With her HIV mainstreaming strategy, it ensures that HIV does not negate the success and attainment of its goals and also contribute towards reducing the spread of HIV in its programme states.

Objective:

The overall objective of the ‘Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria’ (SEDIN) programme is to increase employment and income generation for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

In addition to its main partner, the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, SEDIN works with a number of implementing partners:

  • Private and Public institutions and organisations
  • On the Federal level (eg. SMEDAN and NGFS)
  • On the State level (eg. State government institutions, private sector associations and advocacy groups)
  • On the Local level (Local Government Institutions, Business Development Committees, Microfinance Banks)