To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which consultants are retained by his Department to provide the Government of Nigeria with advice on public service delivery and civil service reform; what the value of the contracts with the consultants is; and what the nature of the consultants' brief is.
The requested information is shown in the following table.
|No.||Project title||Consultant||Consultant's brief||Current value (original contract value plus cost of any increases or extensions) (£)|
|1.||Public Service Delivery Initiative||Centre for Management and Policy Studies||To provide a team of experts with relevant experience to work with the Government of Nigeria's new Service Delivery Team||54,787|
|2.||State and Local Government Project (SLGP)||HTS Consulting Ltd.||To enhance the capacity and effectiveness of state and local government in Nigeria to manage resources and ensure delivery of services, in the interests of poor people||20,508,289|
|3.||Partnership for Transforming Health Services (PATHS)||HLSP Consulting Ltd.||The PATHS programme will assist Nigerian-led initiatives for health system reform||(2)7,181,515|
|4.||Health Sector Reform Early Start Project: Change Agent Programme (CAPS)||HLSP Consulting Ltd.||CAPS is a sister project to PATHS. It aims to provide two 'Change Agent Programmes' (CAP), one for "Health Sector Reform" and the other for "Immunisation Programme Reform" (IPR)||1,674,128|
|5.||Access to Justice Programme||The British Council||The Access to Justice Programme's purpose is to support the development of Nigeria-led justice sector reform so that pro-poor policies are implemented||(2)6,583,210|
|6.||Procurement Agent for Nigeria Contraceptives and Communication against HIV/Aids Programme||Population Services International (PSI)||The programme will contribute to 90 per cent. of all young adults having access to STD/HIV/AIDS prevention methods by 2005||52,800,000|