The £4.95m Education Beyond Aid programme aims to support the Government of Ghana (GoG) in delivering quality Compulsory Basic Education (CBE).
This includes supporting 40,000 out-of-school children in completion of CBE courses and transition to formal school from 2018-2020, as well as technical assistance to GoG.
DFID sought high-quality research to support teaching and learning, the impacts of CBE on graduates in formal schools, and the systems required for effective implementation of CBE programmes for out-of-school children.
Montrose will track graduates from CBE cycle 4 through formal education to research the long-term impacts and sustainability of CBE.
We will propose improvements to CBE and public education pedagogy and develop an evidence base on CBE in Ghana and beyond.
We will analyse the political economy of GoG’s systems and relationships for leading and managing CBE programmes
The study will focus on documenting the experiences of overage children, girls, children with disabilities, and children from the poorest income quintiles.
Our work will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government-led implementation, so GoG can take on funding and management of CBE fully when DFID funding ends in 2020.
Since research shows that CBE has positive and sustained impacts on out-of-school children, Montrose will seek to ascertain which aspects of CBE pedagogy, teaching and learning could be transferable to formal schools.
The research will inform global evidence around effective interventions for providing quality education for out-of-school children.