History

The Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment programme – SEDIN, is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ – www.giz.de). It started in its first phase from April 2011 until July 2014 (First Phase Factsheet) and subsequently, a second phase from April 2014 until March 2017 (Second Phase Factsheet). It continued with a third phase from April 2017 until March 2020.

In line with Nigeria’s national development strategy, the Vision 20:2020, and the Financial Systems Strategy 2020 (FSS 2020), the programme has the objective to enable key actors from the public, private and financial sector to plan and implement reforms for improving the business and investment climate, enhance competitiveness and add value to domestic resources as well as improving access to financial services for MSMEs.

The programme objective was originally in its first and second phase pursued via four units (for details on the units, please click on the links):

  • Unit 1 – Financial System Development
  • Unit 2 – Business Enabling Environment Reforms
  • Unit 3 – Trade Policy and Facilitation
  • Unit 4 – Agricultural and Non-agricultural Value Chains (VCs)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an enterprise entirely owned by the Federal Government of Germany, supporting it in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as German states and municipalities, and public and private sector clients in Germany and abroad. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank.”

Currently in the third phase, the programme focuses on:
  • Improving Access to Finance
  • Building Financial Competencies
  • Enabling Business Environment
  • Promoting Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Supporting Business Development
  • Developing Value Chains
  • Promoting Trade
  • Migration and Reintegration Initiatives

 

Contact us:

GIZ – Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria – SEDIN

Contact Address:

22, Haile Selassie Street,

Asokoro, Abuja

NIGERIA

Phone:

+234 (0) 7044369589
+234 (0) 8113935343

giz-nigeria@giz.de