The Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment Programme – SEDIN, is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH – 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 2023.

In line with Nigeria’s national development strategy, the Vision 20:2020, and the Financial Systems Strategy 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 to improve access to financial services for MSMEs.

The programme objective was in its first and second phase pursued via four units:

  • 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)

GIZ 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:

  • Economic Education and Entrepreneurship
  • Local Economic Development
  • Value Chain Development
  • Economic and Employment Policy Reforms
  • Migration and Reintegration Initiatives
  • Improving Access to Financial Services