Ref N° 654

Monitoring, assessment and support to EU Budget Support to the Jordanian Ministry of Education

Country
Jordan
Client
EUD
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 174 592
Origin of funding
EC
Proportion carried out by legal entity
100%
Consortium members
-
Start date
October 2020
End date
January 2022
Number of staff provided
140 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The main objective of this assignment is to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the EU intervention in the basic education system in Jordan under the EU Budget Support to the MoE (EUR 32 million). It aims at providing an overall independent assessment of the agreed general and specific conditions of the “EUTF Support to inclusive, equitable and quality education for Syrian children in refugee camps in Jordan”, TF-MAD AD-2019-T04.196 as based on the Common Results Framework.

The overall objective of the action is to improve the quality of education and to enhance the capacity of the education system for Syrian refugee children, particularly in camp environments.

The specific objective is to support the Government of Jordan to increase access and deliver quality education to Syrian refugee children in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in camps for the school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

The expected outputs (results) of the action for the school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 are:

  • Teachers (1,774 teachers by 2020/21, 1,660 in schools and 114 in kindergartens), administrators (304 administrators, among which 11 in KGs), and Supervisory Unit (34 supervisors monitoring the quality of education in the camps) are available for the camp schools for Syrian students by the Ministry of Education;
  • Quality education in the refugee camps is ensured and measured according to the Quality Performance Scores, which are a complex set of qualitative data that stand at the basis of the methodology that MoE and donors have agreed to use in order to assess the quality of education in Jordan. The Quality of Education has been previously assessed through a survey. In case of a protracted emergency due to outbreak of COVID-19, including closure of the country (airport and borders), closure of the camps and the schools, the methodology and assessment can be adapted in agreement with MoE;
  • Syrian and other refugee children (around 33,500) in camps receive schoolbooks and their tuition fees are covered;
  • Services such as library, computer and science education in the camp schools are being delivered, and the related school staff and operational costs (such as electricity, transportation for MoE staff, students’ fees for the final exam of the secondary school -Tawjihi- and students escorts to the exam location) are covered, for making the schools system – including KGs – and these facilities safe and operating.

Types of services provided

  • Brief inception report presenting a proposed schedule of activities;
  • Conducting up to two workshops for the stakeholders (physical or online) to present the findings of the inception phase and later the final findings;
  • A final report (BS Disbursement report) assessing compliance with the public policy eligibility criteria as well as with tranche specific benchmarks per each tranche assessment, at the end of each mission. This will also contain an annex providing the costing and an analysis of the resources allocated to the policies included in the EU programme from the National Budget;
  • A report on the progress made in the implementation of the different strategies in the Education sector, including the update on Common Results Framework (or a new set of indicators related to the AAI phase 2.) of the parallel support by other donors, including the integration of the CRF indicators with the indicators derived from ESP, P4R (World Bank), EU, and other donors;
  • Two separate reports after mission 1 & 2 on the implementation and results of the education quality survey implemented in the refugee camps, including a broad education quality assessment considering the impact of COVID-19 during the school year 2019-20 and recommendations.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (80 w/d);
  • Education/BS Expert (60 w/d).

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