Ref N° 694

Final external evaluation of the Support Program for the Development of Education in Senegal-Response and Resilience to COVID-19 (PADES-RR)

MEN Senegal
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 73 219
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
March 2022
End date
December 2022
Number of staff provided
50 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

In April 2020, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) announced accelerated funding in response to the covid-19 health crisis to help developing countries mitigate the impact of the immediate and long-term disruptions caused by the covid-19 pandemic on education. This is the final evaluation of AFD and MEN partnership’s project to contribute to the implementation of the Covid-19 Crisis Response Education Sector Plan. In line with the main objectives set out by the GPE in its guidance note, the program thus aims, for this level of education, to (i) support mitigation efforts to promote the continuation of teaching and learning and protect the well-being of vulnerable students; (ii) promote early recovery after the crisis to facilitate the return to school; and (iii) promote the resilience of the education system in Senegal.

This general objective is divided into three specific objectives

  • Contribute to mitigating the effects of the covid19 crisis on the 2019/20 school year by ensuring the continuity of the education system and services, especially for vulnerable students;
  • Support the reopening of schools and the conduct of the 2020/21 school year by ensuring the protection of students and staff and by stimulating the attendance and academic success of vulnerable students;
  • Strengthen the learning approach and resilience of school administration and educational institutions based on evidence.

The evaluation will provide a judgment of the OECD criteria: Relevance, Coherence, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability.

Type of services provided

  • Literature review to enable the project’s intervention logic reconstruction on the basis of the project’s logical framework. The identification of these elements will provide the necessary basis for finalizing the evaluation questions prior to interviews during the field mission;
  • Field mission to confirm or refute hypotheses through qualitative interviews and collection of additional data;
  • Provide a second level of analysis, namely a thorough analysis of the evaluative questioning and refine the descriptive analysis of the interventions and the summary analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the project;
  • Summary of analysis and development of recommendations.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader – Evaluation Expert (27 w/d);
  • Local Expert in Education (23 w/d).

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