Enhancing Nigerian Advocacy for a Better Business Environment phase II (ENABLE2) was a DFID-funded programme, implemented by Adam Smith International and the Springfield Centre that ran from 2014-2017. The programme worked to improve the quality and quantity of business advocacy and Public-Private Dialogue in Nigeria, resulting in an improved legislative, policy and regulatory environment for businesses.
ENABLE2 applied the “making markets work for the poor” (M4P) approach. The programme was a successor to the original ENABLE programme, which was the first large-scale development programme to apply M4P and systems thinking to business environment reform. ENABLE2 created sustainable, systemic improvements in the business environment, contributing to reforms which had benefited 600,000 micro-enterprises and their workers by October 2017, and which are expected to benefit millions more in the years ahead. ENABLE2 did this by tackling the underlying failures which constrain business environment reform. As part of this, ENABLE2 built the capacity of – and the relationships between – Nigerian business associations, government, research institutes and media. The programme’s support improved their ability to advocate, consult, research and report on pro-poor business environment reforms.