Better Governance for Education End of Project Evaluation Report
Publication Date: 15/01/2020
Better Governance for Education (BG4E) is a 4 year project (July 2016 – June 2020) funded by the Australian Government’s ‘Australian NGO Cooperation Program’ (ANCP) with a total budget of 1.7 million Australian dollars. It is a pilot project that aims to develop and test a model that shows that better governance (and therefore better decision-making, resource allocation, project implementation oversight, monitoring & evaluation) results in improved service delivery. BG4E is based on CARE International’s Governance Framework, which states that if marginalised citizens are empowered, if power-holders are effective, accountable and responsive, and if spaces for negotiation are created, expanded, effective and inclusive, then sustainable and equitable development can be achieved, particularly for marginalised women and girls. The project worked intensively in four school communities, within the Obura Wanenera District, and at sub-national level in 3 districts (Obura Wonenara, Okapa and Lufa) within Eastern Highlands Province.
The evaluation focused on answering four key evaluation questions:
1) IMPACT - Has improved gender inclusive governance led to better service delivery in education?
2) MODEL - Has this project produced a proven or promising approach?
3) RELEVANCE - How relevant is the project to the policy context?
4) SUSTAINABILITY - Are the outcomes and impacts likely to be sustained after the end of the project?