|Overall project value (EUR)|
|€ 44 459|
|Origin of funding|
|EC – EDF|
|Proportion carried out by legal entity|
|CEC, HIFAB (FWC BENEF Lot 9)|
|Number of staff provided|
Detailed description of project Back
Zimbabwe’s education system has deteriorated over the past 12 years.In the absence of sufficient central government financing, a complex system of fees, levies and ‘incentives’ has evolved that has significantly disadvantaged the poorest. 50 per cent of students no longer continue their school beyond grade seven.The decline in public expenditures on non-salary costs has had a significant impact on school and learning supervision, availability of information for planning and policy and the relations of school governance, which has in turn lead to a significant decline in the quality of school environments, the relevance of the education system and the placement of skilled teaching personnel.
In response to the crisis in the education sector, the Education Transition Fund (ETF) was launched in September 2009. In the ETF’s first phase, an expanded set of high impact activities – including the delivery of teaching and learning materials and school committee training to all primary and secondary schools – were completed, benefiting from major savings realized in effective, low cost, mass procurement; in its second phase the ETF (2012 – 2015) plans to provide major programmes of support in sector governance, school grants, learning materials and teacher training.At least US$100 million is expected to be earmarked by in-country development partners for ETF-II, but this is still inadequate to address the needs of the education sector to recover; therefore Zimbabwe requested additional support from the Global Partnership of Education (GPE) and is working towards the development, appraisal and endorsement of an application for an Implementation Grant from GPE.Zimbabwe expects to submit an application in late February 2013 for the indicative allocation of US$ 23.6 million.The backbone of the application will be a three-year Operational Plan (OP) to help deliver key elements of the EMTP.
The objective of the current consultancy is to review the proposed application for funding to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and to review the progress on implementing the second phase of the ETF.
PROMAN provides the services of the national Education Expert; HIFAB International provides the services of the Team Leader. The Team has a twofold task: