Ref N° 386

General Education Quality Improvement Programme (GEQIP) Comprehensive Evaluation

Ministry of Education
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 457 481
Origin of funding
World Bank
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
September 2011
End date
June 2013
Number of staff provided
450 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The Government of Ethiopia launched a major, nationwide reform program to improve the quality of general education (Grades 1-12). The objectives of the reform are to increase results for boys and girls with respect to measured learning outcomes, primary completion rates, and secondary entrance rates. The programme will be implemented over the next eight years in the form of a two-phased General Education Quality Improvement Programme (GEQIP).To help finance the programme, the government has received financing in the amount of USD 332.8 million equivalent from the International Development Association (IDA), the Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund (FTI CF) and other development partners (the Netherlands, DFID, Italian Development Cooperation and Finland).

The comprehensive impact evaluation of GEQIP will focus on:

  • Developing a framework for evaluating the extent to which the key inputs (GEQIP-related) influence processes (teaching and learning in the classroom) and lead to improved student outcomes (as measured by standardized test results and completion rates); and
  • Assessing how key stakeholders view the relevance, effectiveness and impact of the sequencing and mix of key inputs, and to use this information to adjust the programme over time.

Type of services provided

PROMAN provides HIFAB the services of the Team Leader.

Phase 1 – Design the overall GEQIP evaluation:

  • Identify the key indicators – for inputs, processes/behaviours, outputs, outcomes, and impact;
  • Develop a framework and approach for measuring change in these key indicators over time;
  • Develop the appropriate survey instruments, including the new qualitative surveys related to behaviours, performance, and interactions of parents, teachers, and students, as referred to above;
  • Construct and draw up the sample of schools and classrooms (and design the framework from which the extended sample will be drawn for midterm and final survey administrations).

Phase 2 – Implementation of the overall GEQIP evaluation:

  • Baseline survey report;
  • Mid-term evaluation report;
  • Exit evaluation report.

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