Monitoring & Evaluation of TA to Education Quality Improvement Programme (2021-2022)

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Project Location

Project Duration

1 year

Total Value


Value of Montrose Component



  • FCDO manages TARGET – the Technical Assistance to Reinforce the General Education Quality Improvement Program for Equity (GEQIP-E) in Ethiopia.
  • Performance levels in Ethiopian schools are substantially lower than the curriculum would expect, damaging prospects for mid-level skills development. The challenge is to provide quality education for all, especially disadvantaged and marginalised students.
  • The focus of GEQIP-E is to improve quality, equity and efficiency of the education system and as such, a Payment for Results modality was selected. TARGET aims to strengthen this approach.
  • M&E services will test TARGET’s ability to support the expected GEQIP-E results and report on the programme’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability.


  • Montrose has been contracted to develop a comprehensive M&E strategy, including a rigorous methodology to test TARGET’s contribution to the ToC and VfM, and a work plan which supports an adaptive approach.
  • We will enrich TARGET’s approach to M&E, including its baseline and M&E strategy, and verify the validity of results posted by TARGET at set points during implementation.
  • Montrose will assess whether TARGET’s interventions lead to achieving the broader outcome and impact of GEQIP-E, measuring TARGET’s contribution to GEQIP-E implementation and delivery.
  • We will also evaluate the impact of TA on learning outcomes, equity and efficiency in Ethiopia (including a disaggregated assessment of impact on learning outcomes of different vulnerable groups), and undertake a VfM analysis using this assessment.


  • Improved learning outcomes for over 1 million students – half of whom are girls – and career guidance at primary and secondary schools for transition to work or further education.
  • Improved skills and competences of over 125,000 teachers and head teachers.
  • Upgraded leadership, accountability and performance of 9,000 worst performing schools.
  • Reduced inequity in education participation and achievement through pre-primary expansion, better education for girls, refugees, and up to 24,000 students with special needs.
  • Increased enrolment in Grade 2 and increasing retention to Grade 5.