Under the Quality Basic Education Programme (QBEP), UNICEF sought to assess its Township Education Improvement Plan (TEIP).
The evaluation would support Myanmar’s new government in formulating its education priorities and would contribute to a decision on whether to continue QBEP support for decentralisation reform.
The evaluation was intended to:
Examine the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and likely sustainability of QBEP’s TEIP activities.
Identify lessons learned.
Formulate recommendations for future programming.
Montrose carried out mixed methods data collection and assessments of TEIP progress in states and regions across Myanmar, and compared these with non-TEIP locations.
Findings assessed the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and likely sustainability of the project’s activities as well as suggested how the model could be improved for future implementation.
A total of 461 surveys and interview sessions were carried out, comprising school surveys, township education department surveys, workshops, focus group discussions, and interviews. Overall, 939 participants were involved in data collection.
Montrose’s evaluation identified accomplishments and areas for improvement, including:
The need to address root causes of education bottlenecks for greater effectiveness and efficient use of resources
Integration of different sectors and education service providers to promote inclusiveness and equity of education
Strengthening the entire process of results-based management for greater effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.
Montrose’s TEIP evaluation was placed in UNICEF’s global top five evaluations for 2016.