Enhancing Nigerian Advocacy for a Better Business Environment phase II (ENABLE2) is a 5-year DFID-funded programme, implemented by Adam Smith International and the Springfield Centre. The programme seeks to improve the quality and quantity of business advocacy and Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) in Nigeria, resulting in an improved legislative, policy and regulatory environment for business. ENABLE2 employs a market systems approach, seeking to facilitate systemic change in the market for business environment reform (BER), by addressing the underlying causes (rather than just the symptoms) of weakness in the system.
ENABLE2 rigorously applies the M4P approach. The programme is a successor to the original ENABLE programme, which was the first large-scale development programme to apply M4P and systems thinking to BER. ENABLE2 aims to create sustainable, systemic change in the business environment. This requires tackling underlying systemic failures in the BER system. Rather than trying to directly fix business environment constraints, or directly performing a function in the system (such as hosting and funding a PPD platform), ENABLE2 works with local partner organisations to leave behind a stronger BER system that will, of itself, generate pro-poor reforms.