One of 14 short case study summaries which were written by Orlanda Siow of UCL. They focus on development programs that aim to be both politically informed and gender aware. See From Silos to Synergy for a synthesis of the lessons that emerge.
Mobilising for Development (M4D) is a governance program in northern Nigeria that aims to support improved equitable access to quality basic services and accountability at the local level. The program engages with stakeholders in nine local government areas across Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states. It focuses on education, health, water and sanitation and livelihoods. The program’s activities include working with community organisations to strengthen engagement with local government, and “strengthening the capacity of local and state service providers and policy makers for more inclusive practices, clearer standards and improved responsiveness”. M4D promotes the inclusion of girls and people living with disabilities by supporting life skills clubs, forums, and community organisations.