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Enhancing Nigerian Advocacy for a Better Business Environment phase II (ENABLE2) is a DFID-funded programme, implemented by Adam Smith International and the Springfield Centre, that runs from 2014-2017. The programme works 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 applies the “making markets work for the poor” (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 business environment reform. ENABLE2 aims to create sustainable, systemic improvements in the business environment, leading to reforms which benefit micro-enterprises and their workers. This requires tackling the underlying failures which constrain business environment reform. As part of this, ENABLE2 builds the capacity of – and the relationships between – Nigerian business associations, government, research institutes and media. The programme’s support improves their ability to advocate, consult, research and report on pro-poor business environment reforms.