Ref N° 477

Balochistan Education Support

Country
Pakistan
Client
EC
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 43 434
Origin of funding
EC
Proportion carried out by legal entity
50%
Consortium members
DRN (FWC Benef Lot 9)
Start date
June 2014
End date
August 2014
Number of staff provided
30 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Balochistan is the least educated province in Pakistan, with 67% of its population being illiterate.Although there have been remarkable improvements in the education landscape during the last decade, primarily due to the focused efforts of the government and development partners, the Net Enrolment Rate (NER) is still at least 10 percent lower than the national average; 56% at primary level (G: 40, B: 68), 25% (G: 13, Boys: 34) at middle level and 14% (G: 04, B: 21) at secondary level. The European Union (EU) envisages education as one of its key sectors under the Multi-annual Indicative Programme 2014 – 20 (MIP). The programme is in line with EU Development’s 2011 ‘Agenda for Change’ as well as the EU-Pakistan Five-year Engagement Plan.

The global objective of the assignment is to assist the Government of Balochistan and the EUD in defining the support to be provided by the EU to the Education Sector in Balochistan, in line with the provisions of the MIP 2014-20. The formulation mission will have the following objectives:

  • Confirm the relevance and feasibility of the agreed strategy as proposed by the identification fiche;
  • Prepare a detailed project design, including detailed definition of all specific activities to be implemented under the project, with an indicative budget breakdown by activity, as well as definition of the geographic scope for the intervention;
  • Verify intervention design with the proposed programme implementing partners;
  • Prepare drafts of the relevant programming documents as per the EU’s procedural requirements.

Type of services provided

Main services provided by a team of 2 education specialists include:

  • Desk review of the relevant documents;
  • Field work, consultations, and data collection in both Balochistan and Islamabad as necessary;
  • Formulation and finalisation, together with the EUD education team, of the draft logical framework and programming documents;
  • Submission of the draft and final reports.

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