Education

Adolescent Girls’ Education in Somalia (AGES) Post Project Evaluation Summaries

The Adolescent Girls’ Education in Somalia (AGES) project is an ambitious six-year initiative (2018-2024) funded by FCDO and USAID, which sought to enable 83,925 ultra-marginalized girls and female youth living in conflict-affected areas of Somalia to access quality education responsive to their needs. AGES combines the provision of three education modalities with financial literacy, youth savings groups, life skills, mentorship, and girl-led civic action. AGES enrolled a total of 90,698 girls in education, including 21,945 in primary education; 1244 in formal special needs schools; 13,276 in accelerated basic education (ABE); and 54,233 in non-formal education classes (NFE). This series of briefs highlights results on different components of results from the post-project evaluation.
Additionally, The Adolescent Girls’ Education in Somalia (AGES) project worked to improve learning outcomes and positive transitions for 90,698 extremely vulnerable girls and female youth in South Somalia. AGES research showed that vulnerable girls’ limited self-confidence and voice hinders participation in class, with a negative impact on learning, particularly among girls with disabilities and displaced youth. To address this barrier, AGES
formed school-based clubs known as Girls’ Empowerment Forum (GEF). Through the GEF, vulnerable students participate in activities to develop leadership skills with support from mentors and are linked to resource
persons within the community. They are trained to act as peer mentors within their schools and community, reaching out to other girls to provide support, and engaging in joint advocacy and action. GEF participants
work together to develop plans to address issues of their choice through girl-led action. GEF mentors and peer mentors are also trained on psychosocial first aid, providing support to those affected by shocks. In 2020-2024, AGES established 911 Girls’ Empowerment Forums with a total of 9,110 members. The GEFs were connected through 18 district-level networks. Read More...

Youth Skills Development Impact Brief

Globally, an estimated 282 million young people (aged 15-24) are not employed, in education, or in training (defined as NEET),1 and young people are three times as likely as adults to be unemployed.2 Nearly 75% of the world’s 1.8 billion young people lack the skills needed for the labor market.3 Strong economies hinge upon youth having the skills to secure meaningful, well-paid work. CARE’s programs help young people succeed in jobs, entrepreneurship, and ongoing career learning. CARE provides comprehensive strategies that support and collaborate with national governments, employers, educators, parents, and youth to develop the workforce for today and tomorrow. We build our programs to connect
young people with mentors, training providers, and employers. We train youth in soft skills (such as critical thinking, time management, decision making, self-confidence, and others), financial literacy, and market-demanded technical vocational skills to meet the needs of the labor market.

CARE’s youth skills & workforce development programs primarily support Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Since 2020, CARE’s programs have supported 22 million people in increasing their economic empowerment and participation in dignified work in 67 countries. Read More...

EDUCATION SECTOR PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION GRANT (ESPIG) Endline Report

Global evidence has shown that the type and quality of education can either fuel marginalization, alienation, poverty and vulnerability of children and young people or strengthen societal resilience. After the fall of the state in 1991 and the outbreak of conflict, the education system in Somalia remains fragmented and underfunded – with only 0.25 percent of Somalia’s GDP invested in the education system. Significant barriers to accessing quality education in Somalia include minimal capacity to provide in-teacher training; insufficient salaries for educators; high student to teacher ratio; low ratio of textbooks to students; inadequate school infrastructure (e.g., gender appropriate WASH facilities or access to electricity); marginalization of pastoralist communities and minority clans; and an inability to appropriately accommodate students with disabilities.
In response the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MOECHE) of the Government of Somalia and CARE have implemented the Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG) funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Aligned with the Federal Government of Somalia’s Education Sector Plan 2018-2020 (ESSP), the overall objective of ESPIG is to increase access to quality education for out of school children; enhance the quality of primary education; and improve the capacity of the Ministries of Education (MOEs) at the Federal Member State (FMS) and district level to regulate and better manage the education sector.
This endline evaluation aimed to assess the extent to which the stated objectives and ESPIG components were achieved (or not) during the course of the project. This study also aimed to identify and explore the factors affecting the achievement of the ESPIG outcomes. For instance, it sought to identify factors affecting access to primary education, as well as the quality of teaching. The findings and recommendations aim to inform adaptations to future GPE investments in system strengthening in Somalia as well as the proposed methodology for their implementation. Read More...

HATUTAN II Baseline McGovern Dole Food for Education

In this report, we present findings from the baseline assessment of the HATUTAN II (Hahán ne’ebé Atu fó Tulun ho Nutrisaun no Edukasaun or Food to Support Nutrition and Education) program. This program is a five year (2022 – 2027), US$26.5 million initiative that will work in partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste and development stakeholders to address two strategic objectives: improved literacy of school-aged children and increased use of health, nutrition, and dietary practices. The program will operate in 378 schools and communities within four of Timor-Leste’s most deprived municipalities, Ainaro, Ermera, Manatuto, and Oe-cusse, to support an estimated 171,232 target beneficiaries including school-aged children, teacher, school administrators, and community members. Key activities will include support for the government-run School Feeding Program (SFP) and trainings targeting teachers, school administrators, and community members.

The baseline assessment finds that grade 2 students’ literacy abilities are very weak and many students remain unable to read words. The average overall score on the literacy assessment was only 10.9% for intervention students, and only 18.2% of intervention students demonstrated the ability to read and understand the meaning of a grade-level passage. Scores were highest—though still low in absolute terms—for letter recognition, at 21.8% for intervention students. Furthermore, many grade 2 students have no literacy abilities, with 21.8% of intervention students scoring 0% overall on the literacy assessment.

We find moderate use of engaging teaching practices in most intervention municipalities, with relatively more frequent use of these practices in Ermera and less frequent use in Oe-cusse. However, across all municipalities, substantial potential remains to continue improving the use of engaging teaching practices, as well as reducing the use of traditional, unengaging teaching practices including copying from the board and repeating after the teacher. Furthermore, corporal punishment was still observed to be used by some teachers in intervention schools and is likely underreported in our data due to social desirability bias. Read More...

ELLA ALIMENTA AL MUNDO – PERÚ-Informe Final de Evaluación

CARE PERÚ, desde abril 2019 a diciembre 2022 implementa el proyecto “Ella Alimenta al Mundo”- EAM (SFtW - She Feeds the World - por sus siglas en inglés), programa lanzado en varios países por la Fundación PepsiCo a través de CARE USA. El propósito del proyecto ha sido reducir la desnutrición crónica y la anemia en niñas y niños menores de 5 años e incrementar los ingresos de 4,000 familias pobres que residen en 4 distritos priorizados, correspondiente a las provincias de Lima, Ica y Sullana con enfoque de género. El grupo objetivo son niñas y niños menores de 5 años y mujeres gestantes. Read More...

Intervenciones en Educación Sexual Integral (ESI) en Piura-Evaluación Final

El presente documento contiene los resultados del proyecto “Intervención en educación sexual integral (ESI) y empoderamiento de niñas y adolescentes en Piura” aplicado en Morropón, Piura. Este proyecto fue implementado fuera de la escuela en el C.P. de Yapatera, distrito de Chulucanas y dentro de la escuela en tres instituciones educativas de la zona: IIEE 14618, IIEE 14619, José Pintado Berru. El documento se
divide en cinco partes. En la primera, se presentan los objetivos del estudio y el alcance de éste. En la segunda, los pasos metodológicos necesarios para cumplir con los objetivos. En la tercera, los indicadores de propósito, resultados y productos. La cuarta sección presenta los resultados desagregados de estudiantes y docentes. La quinta parte los resultados cualitativos de docentes y facilitadores. Finalmente, la última parte contienen las conclusiones y recomendaciones de la implementación del proyecto.
El presente trabajo ha identificado mejoras en los indicadores priorizados tanto en docentes como estudiantes a nivel general. En cuanto a los indicadores de propósito, se puede decir que: i) se registraron 330 estudiantes y 15 docentes, ii) hubo un incremento del 8% de la tasa de variación del índice de igualdad de género en las estudiantes mujeres, iii) hubo un incremento global del 22% de la tasa de variación del
índice de igualdad de género en los y las docentes, iv) incremento del 10.55% en tasa de variación de niñas y adolescentes mujeres que obtienen un puntaje deseado (3 a 4 puntos) en el índice de educación sexual integral y normas sociales de género. Read More...

Intervención en educación sexual integral (ESI) y empoderamiento de niñas y adolescentes en Piura-Línea de Base

El presente documento contiene los resultados de la línea de base del proyecto “Intervención en educación sexual integral (ESI) y empoderamiento de niñas y adolescentes en Piura” aplicado en la provincia de Morropón, Piura. Este proyecto fue implementado en tres instituciones educativas de la zona: IIEE 14618, IIEE 14619, José Pintado Berrú. El documento se divide en tres partes. En la primera, se presentan los objetivos del estudio y el alcance de este. En la segunda, los pasos metodológicos necesarios para cumplir con los objetivos. En la tercera, los resultados de los indicadores de propósito, resultados y productos. Finalmente, la última parte contienen las
conclusiones y recomendaciones de la implementación del proyecto.
En cuanto a los indicadores de propósito, se puede decir que: i) se registraron 44 niñas y adolescentes embarazadas en el distrito de Chulucanas; en el C.P. Yapatera se identificaron 3 adolescentes en situación de embarazo, ii) el Índice de igualdad de género promedio ponderado general es de 2.35 (en una escala de 0 a 4), y iii) un 23.84% de las niñas y adolescentes obtuvieron un puntaje de 3 a 4 puntos (en una escala de 0 a 4) en el índice de educación sexual integral y normas sociales de género. Read More...

Adolescent Girls’ Education in Somalia (AGES) Impact Brief

The Adolescent Girls’ Education in Somalia (AGES) project is an ambitious six-year initiative (2018-2024) funded by FCDO’s Girls’ Education Challenge and USAID, which aims to boost learning outcomes and positive transitions for ultra-marginalized girls living in conflict-affected areas of Somalia. To date, AGES has enabled 90,698 ultra-marginalized girls and female youth to access quality education responsive to their needs. AGES enrolled 67,509 girls in ABE and NFE in 2019-23. Read More...

INFORME FINAL DE EVALUACIÓN Niñas con Oportunidades (NCO)

El presente documento contiene los resultados de la evaluación correspondiente al proyecto “Niñas con Oportunidades” (NCO) implementado por CARE. El documento se divide en cuatro partes. En la primera, se presentan los antecedentes del proyecto. En la segunda, la metodología utilizada. En la tercera, los resultados de los indicadores de propósito, resultados y productos. Finalmente, la última parte contienen las conclusiones y recomendaciones de la implementación del proyecto. Si bien se recogen todos indicadores sujetos a medición del marco lógico, especialmente los indicadores de propósito muestran los primeros avances en los cuatro meses de implementación que ha tenido el proyecto, lo que les permitirá tomar las decisiones necesarias para alcanzar el impacto al 2024.
En cuanto a los indicadores de propósito, se puede decir que: i) las mujeres han mejorado 0.04 puntos en el indicador de bienestar integral; ii) el porcentaje de mujeres embarazadas disminuyó en 0.07%, en base a la respuesta de 28 directores1, y iii) el porcentaje de adolescentes mujeres que terminan la secundaria disminuyó en 10.29%, esto podría deberse a factores contextuales que se deben evaluar. Read More...

INFORME FINAL DE LÍNEA DE BASE Niñas con Oportunidades (NCO)

El presente documento contiene los resultados de la línea de base correspondiente al proyecto “Niñas con Oportunidades” (NCO) implementado por CARE. El documento se divide en cuatro partes. En la primera, se presentan los antecedentes del proyecto. En la segunda, la metodología utilizada. En la tercera, los resultados de los indicadores de propósito, resultados y productos. Finalmente, la última parte contiene las conclusiones y recomendaciones de la implementación del proyecto.

En cuanto a los indicadores de propósito, se obtuvo que: i) las estudiantes mujeres obtuvieron 2.26 puntos en el indicador de bienestar integral ii) en base a la respuesta de 28 directores1, el porcentaje de mujeres embarazadas es 1.46%, iii) el porcentaje de adolescentes mujeres que terminan la secundaria es 65.04%, y iv) el 48.75% sí estudia en un instituto superior o universidad. Read More...

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