Ref N° 699

Final Evaluation of the EU Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Region (EU SHARE)

Asia regional
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 52 127
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
February 2023
End date
April 2023
Number of staff provided
42 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The SHARE Programme aims at strengthening regional cooperation, enhance the quality, regional competitiveness and internationalisation of ASEAN higher education institutions contributing to an ASEAN Community in 2015 and beyond.

The Specific objectives of the programme are:

  • To contribute to the harmonisation of ASEAN higher education area through the formulation of ASEAN higher education frameworks taking into account the EU experience and
  • To support mutual recognition and student mobility among higher education institution in ASEAN to strengthen people-to-people connectivity.

The main underlying principles of the programme are as follows:

  • The programme is focussing on supporting ASEAN institutions that are developing regional higher education frameworks;
  • The EU will share its experience and expertise in developing the Bologna Process and implementation of the European Higher Education Area. The programme will focus on specific aspects of the Bologna Process which are relevant to higher education in ASEAN;
  • Like the Bologna Process, harmonisation of higher education in ASEAN does not aim to change the national education systems but rather to provide tools to connect them. The application of the regional frameworks is voluntary by each Member State and higher education institution.

The EU contributed 10 million Euro to the first phase of the Programme (01/2015 till 06/2020) which as implemented by a consortium of institutions led by the British Council through a grant contract. The programme was continued in a second phase (02/2021 till 12/2022) with an EU contribution of 5 million Euro through a contribution agreement with a similar consortium also led by the British Council.

The main focus of this evaluation is to review and assess the second phase of the programme, taking into account the achievements of the first phase of the programme.

Type of services provided

The evaluation expert will provide following services:

  • Initial document collection, kick-off meeting and initial interviews
  • Drafting an Inception Report including the reconstruction of the Intervention Logic and Theory of Change, the evaluation design and methodology, an evaluation matrix, a stakeholder consultation map and a workplan
  • In-depth document analysis and first interviews with selected key stakeholders
  • Identification of the information gaps, development of hypotheses, preliminary responses to the EQs
  • Launch of an online consultation with stakeholders (qualitative survey)
  • Data collection in the field
  • Data analysis and Intermediary Note
  • Drafting and presentation of the Evaluation Report
  • The Final Report (FR)

Main staff provided:

  • Evaluation Higher Education Expert (42 w/d)

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