The purpose of this consultancy work was to determine, in a systematic and independent manner: (i) the relevance, appropriateness, and coherence of the EU sponsored programme to ‘Improve access to quality basic education in Iraq, especially for girls’; (ii) the efficiency (referring to carrying out activities on time and within the budgeted cost) with which programme activities have been delivered and their respective outputs realized, also taking into account those produced by other actors; (iii) the effectiveness (referring to quality of outputs) of the programme in relation to its objectives; and, (iv) the programme’s sustainability.
The MTE process aimed to generate, information to address a number of evaluation questions identified by UNICEF. Particular emphasis was placed on the programme management and implementation arrangements, results, current results and the possibility of achieving all the objectives in the given timeframe, taking into consideration the pace of implementation of activities.
The MTE consisted of 4 key components:
Primary Data Collection – Mixed-Method;
Primary Data Collection – Interviews or Focus Groups;
Primary Data Collection – Direct Observation; and,
Secondary Analysis of Existing Data.
Recommendations were derived from the analysis, informing options going forward.
Evaluation report and findings agreed with the client for presentation to the EU. Program finance continued.
'Geopolicity led much of the education reform work for UNICEF with a particular focus on improved service delivery and School Based Management, fully in line with our thinking. The work was extremely well received by government and the model developed is now being piloted'.
Ikem Chiejine, Education Chief, UNICEF