Ref N° 688

External evaluation of the Education Sector Plan 2021-2030

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 37 113
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
April 2022
End date
May 2022
Number of staff provided
46 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The Government of Burundi is developing an Education Sector Plan 2021-2030 with the support of IIPE-Pôle de Dakar. Preliminary work began with the studies (EADE and Formative Evaluation of Basic Education Reform in Burundi) and a sector analysis of the RESEN type. This ten-year plan is developed during the implementation period of the Transitional Education Plan 2018-2020, which covers only basic, vocational and vocational education in Burundi.

The general objective of the consultancy firm is to conduct an independent analysis of the ESP in order to objectively assess its strengths, strengths, weaknesses and, eventually, the components that need improvement. The consultation supports the technical and financing partners of Burundi’s education sector in analysing the relevance and coherence of the ESP and its compliance with the eligibility criteria for the Global Partnership for Education (SME/GPE).

The results are:

  • The process for preparing the Sector Plan is assessed to ensure that it has complied with the principles of consultation and consultation and the involvement of all stakeholders and the success of strong national ownership;
  • The assessment shall be made in relation to the adequacy and quality of the data used and their analysis for the proper diagnosis of the system performance and rigorous identification of problems, constraints, challenges and risks facing the system;
  • The analysis shall be made on the political and strategic framework of the plan and its components with a view to assessing the relevance and achievement of defined objectives and priorities, feasibility and effectiveness of the strategic options chosen for implementation, the operationality of the action plans, the credibility and validity of the funding and monitoring and evaluation systems, transparency and the effectiveness of governance and management, taking stock of the strengths and weaknesses of the Sectoral Plan;
  • Recommendations for improvement of the plan document and smooth implementation are made.

Type of services provided

  • Examine the overall coherence of the ESP (including in relation to the Burundi scoping documents), both technically and financially, and assess the relevance of the different proposed trade-offs (sectoral, sub-sectoral, technical and budgetary);
  • Analyse the capacity of national officials (central and decentralized services) to implement the ESP, in particular the three-year action plan, and to absorb funding (national and external), to assess the effectiveness of public spending on education and the existing level of financial and fiduciary risk in the education and training sector (the sector’s capacity to manage public finances);
  • Identify potential areas of action that are not sufficiently addressed in the ESP and facilitate its proper implementation (policy choices, capacity building, key reforms to be implemented, including in the areas of public finance management and procurement, and aid effectiveness), by closely involving the Education Sector Group (ESG) of Burundi;
  • Develop proposals and recommendations that the national technical drafting team can incorporate into the ESP for possible improvement.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (25 w/d);
  • Expert in Education Economics and Planning and IT Modelling (7 w/d);
  • Local Expert in Education (14 w/d).

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