Basic and Girls' Education

Steps Towards Afghan Girls Educational Success-T Project Baseline Report

As part of the Girls Education Challenge-Transition (GEC-T) program, Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Educational Success-II (STAGES-II) is expanding its work from GEC-1 to implement community-based education (CBE) to marginalised girls in 16 provinces of Afghanistan. STAGES-II is building on past activities and learning to introduce a new focus on transition, particularly the transition of girls from primary to secondary school education. The project aims to contribute to the learning and transition outcomes of 22,731 girls enrolled in primary- and lower-secondary community-based education (CBE) and accelerated learning programs (ALP). The baseline evaluation included a number of quantitative tools to measure the primary and intermediate outcomes, including: literacy and numeracy tests, a girl survey appended to learning tests, household surveys conducted with male heads of households and female carers of cohort girls, school surveys, teacher competency surveys, classroom observations and community assessments in CBE communities. Qualitative interviews and focus group discussions were also conducted with girls, boys, mothers, fathers, SMCs, CDCs, teachers, mullahs and officials from Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) and District Education Departments (DEDs). The baseline data collection also included benchmarking for transition and learning in order to set future project targets Read More...

Umodzi – research on gender synchronized approaches to adolescent lifeskills

The aim of Umodzi Project was to test the effectiveness of adding gender conscious practice curriculum (GCP) and intergenerational dialogues on existing Auntie Stella life skills curriculum to accelerate and enhance adolescent life skills and sexual reproductive health programming. CARE Malawi contracted the CDM to implement the evaluation to compliment routine monitoring activities and establish the effectiveness of the gender synchronized approach. (169 pages) Read More...

Umodzi -using a gender synchronized approach to accelerate impact-midline

The Umodzi Project aims to test the effectiveness and scalability of a gender synchronized and transformational approach to accelerate and enhance the impact of integrated adolescent life skills and sexual reproductive health (SRH) programming. The Umodzi project relies on coordinating existing initiatives to achieve: 1) Adoption of gender-equitable attitudes and behaviours among adolescent boys and girls in primary school; 2) Improved health and development knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and self-care practices among adolescent boys and girls in primary school; and, 3) Enhanced inter-generational relationships between men and boys and women and girls that are supportive of adolescent gender and SRHR. The Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of the project aimed to explore the effect of UMODZI gender conscious practice (GCP)) on gender conscious attitudes; and on further outcomes identified in coordination with the development of GCP curriculum and Theory of Change. (76 pages) Read More...

Umodzi -using a gender synchronized approach to accelerate impact-baseline

This 112 page baseline study provides quantitative and qualitative data on the UMODZI research project, whose aim is to test the effectiveness and scalability of a gender synchronized and transformational approach to accelerate and enhance the impact of integrated adolescent life skills and sexual reproductive health programming. UMODZI is funded through the Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Read More...

FANAMBY project

64 page final evaluation. Financé par LYRECO for Education et opérationnalisé par CARE International à Madagascar, le Projet Fanamby s’inscrit dans l’atteinte des Objectifs du Développement Durable (ODD) et du Plan National pour le Développement (PND) dans le cadre desquels le Ministère de l’Education Nationale à Madagascar a initié son Plan Sectoriel de l’Education (PSE) qui vise à mettre en place une éducation de base de qualité, accessible pour tous.
Son budget total s’élève à 1000 000 Euro pour une durée de 48 mois. Le projet a pour objectif principal d’améliorer l'accès à l'éducation primaire de qualité pour au moins 17 000 enfants âgés de 5 et de 15 ans dans 47 écoles primaires publics du district de Vatomandry, dans la région Atsinanana de Madagascar (côte Est), avec une attention particulière à l'éducation des filles, suite au passage du cyclone Giovanna en Février 2012.
L'objectif de la présente évaluation finale est d’analyser et d'apprécier l'atteinte des résultats au vu des objectifs fixés par le projet, les dynamiques de changement au niveau des bénéficiaires cibles ainsi que la viabilité des activités qui ont été développées après quatre années d'intervention.
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FINAL REPORT – MIDLINE EVALUATION PARTNERS FOR LEARNING (P4L)

The Partners for Learning (P4L) project is implemented by CARE in collaboration with 20 partner organizations and 465 schools since November 2013. P4L’s goal is to identify, enroll, and retain 50,000 out-of-school girls and boys (OOSGB) in the Haitian education system. After three years of implementation, this midline evaluation was conducted to assess the prevalence of OOSGB in targeted areas, given contextual changes such as the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew; analyze the contribution of P4L training activities on teaching practices; and assess the validity of P4L’s strategies.

The recommendations from the midline are:
- Increase mobilization efforts to identify and enroll OOSGB in areas of high out-of-school prevalence;
- Need to reinforce the project strategy to strengthen retention, as dropout remains a major issue in targeted areas;
- Mobilize other actors in the education sector (MENFP, NGOs through CEC, civil society associations, etc.) to design a national strategy to address retention issues;
- Promote VSLA in each area to support families to enroll and keep their children in school;
- Mobilize funds and create partnerships to improve infrastructure conditions in partner
schools. [39 pages] Read More...

NEW SCHOOLS PROGRAM: a final evaluation

The New Schools Program (NSP) was a school-based reform project implemented by CARE International in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Education directorates in the governorates of Beni Suef, Fayoum and Minia. NSP was charged with increasing school access and enrollment of girls in underserved communities in Minia, Beni Suef, and Fayoum Governorates. The focus on access and enrollment of girls was enhanced through efforts to improve the teaching and learning, mobilize the local community around the importance of education (i.e., particularly that of girls), innovative and deliberative school construction (primary, preparatory, and community multi-grade schools) processes, and adult literacy initiatives. NSP had an extensive partnership that included both Egyptian government agencies, the private sector, Egyptian NGOs and international NGOs.
The purpose of this evaluation was to examine and report on NSP’s effectiveness in addressing the following Intermediate Results: IR 1-- Access to education increased for girls in targeted areas; IR 2: Improved teaching and learning practices in USAID-supported schools; and IR 3: Increased community participation in girls’ education. [178 pages] Read More...

Home-based ECD parent education and support program: Impact Evaluation Short Report

The CARE ECD program has been operational in the two districts of Funhalouro and Homoine in Inhambane Province since 2013. The program is focused around once-a-week, home visits to vulnerable families by volunteers. This report outlines the results of the impact evaluation (using a control study and qualitative and quantitative data and conducted between 2014 and 2016). The results prove conclusively that impact has been made on caregiver status, child status and the caregiving environment – the pillars of ECD as identified by the Essential Package. The program was funded by The Hilton Foundation. [32 pages] Read More...

ECD Program Impact Evaluation Report

The long-term impact aim of the program was to improve comprehensive developmental outcomes, as defined by the Essential Package, for children under five years of age. The aim of the research into the program was to evaluate program impact through nested quantitative and qualitative studies with the ultimate objectives of: i) Assessing whether the ECD program improved child development and nutritional outcomes and, if improvements did occur, ii) Determining which program components contributed significantly to that impact in the different environments. These components included nutrition, social accountability and ECD interventions. The CARE ECD program was funded by the Hilton Foundation from 2013 to 2016. [106 pages] Read More...

RAPPORT DE L’EVALUATION DE BASE EGRA: Projet Haïti Gagne, Lire, Ecrire et Réussir

Cette évaluation de ligne de base du projet a été conduite entre mai et juin 2017 par le personnel de suivi et évaluation du projet avant le démarrage des activités à fort impact sur les bénéficiaires. Cette évaluation s’est donnée pour but de prendre un instantané de la situation dans les écoles partenaires avant le début réel des activités. Cet instantané s’est focalisé sur la capacité des enfants à lire et à écrire et sur l’offre scolaire au niveau des écoles partenaires. De ce fait, 4 types d’enquêtes ont été réalisées :
- Une évaluation EGRA pour mesurer la capacité des enfants à lire et à écrire. Cette évaluation a été conduite auprès de 1337 élèves (49% de garçons et 51% de filles) choisis aléatoirement dont 649 élèves du Nord venant de 19 écoles et 688 élèves du Sud’Est venant de 20 écoles.
- Une enquête auprès des professeurs avec un guide d’observation en salle de classe (Stallings Classroom SnapshotObservation System) et un questionnaire pour interviewer les enseignants.
- Une enquête au niveau des écoles visitées avec un guide d’observation de l’état infrastructurel de l’école et un guide d’interview pour le directeur.
- Une enquête auprès des inspecteurs à travers un guide d’interview. [50 pages] Read More...

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