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RFI: Resilient Governance in Niger (RGN)
This USAID/Sahel Regional Office (SRO) RFI is issued for the purpose of providing stakeholders an opportunity to review, comment, suggest, and enhance areas in the attached draft design document for a new USAID/Sahel Regional Office activity: the Resilient Governance in Niger activity (RGN). RGN is expected to be an $18,000,000, three-year activity, with two option years for a total of five years, subject to the availability of funds.
RGN will serve leading governance activity in Niger under the USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel II Project (RISE II). RGN will address Objective 4: Enhance governance of institutions and organizations, of the RISE II results framework (attached), specifically sub-IR 4.1: Improved performance of sub-national state institutions and sub-IR 4.2: Strengthened local civil society and community based organizations. The Activity is intended to support locally-driven, politically feasible approachesto enhance:
Municipal government and citizen understanding of the roles and responsibilities of municipal governments and deconcentrated national authorities, and intergovernmental communications concerning local governance;
Planning, budgeting and administrative capacity of municipal governments to manage and mobilize financial and human resources for locally-determined service and infrastructure needs; and
Civic engagement in communal governance - in determining local priorities, and in holding government accountable to meet its obligations
USAID has revised its program cycle guidance to facilitate more adaptive, contextually-driven programming approaches, and the choice of a high-level, objective-oriented design rather than a more prescriptive scope reflects this. The attached draft presents RGN’s proposed objectives and expected outcomes. USAID/Sahel Regional Office may significantly revise this proposed new activity and planned solicitation resulting from the comments received, and from further stakeholder consultations.
Response Date: Dec. 24, 2018