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.