Policy Influencing Advice for DFID-Zambia

  • Status:
  • Complete
  • Programme:
  • Policy Influencing in Zambia
  • Funder:
  • FCDO
  • Partner:
  • FCDO-Zambia
  • Years:
  • 2017-18
  • Key Policy Areas:
  • Decentralisation and federalismEducationPublic service reform
  • Type of Support:
  • Supporting International Donors

Kivu was invited by DFID (now FCDO) Zambia to design and implement a programme of support for their team on effective approaches to policy influencing in Zambia. The country office wanted to conduct more politically informed policy engagement and to embed a culture of “thinking and working politically”. Kivu assessed the existing skills and approaches of the office and developed a highly bespoke programme of advice and support. The package of support included office-wide workshops with tailored on-going mentoring on a select set of office policy priorities.

Key Impacts:
  • Well received support for the FCDO country office, which fed into an ongoing increase in politically informed policy engagement
  • Tailored advice to senior staff on policy engagement on DFID office priorities