Quality Basic Education Programme Review
Project Title: Systematic Review of Quality Basic Education Programme Location: Myanmar Client: UNICEF Myanmar Date: July 2015 – July 2016
Montrose is carrying out a one year systematic review of the performance of the Quality Basic Education Programme (QBEP) for UNICEF Myanmar and its Myanmar Multi-Donor Education Fund (MDEF) partners. The review will inform evidence-based decision making and identify lessons learned.
Since 2012, UNICEF and its Myanmar MDEF partners have been implementing the USD $84 million QBEP focused on improving basic education across Myanmar. In response to the recommendations made from the mid-term review in 2014, QBEP is conducting a number of studies, reviews, and evaluations to strengthen its evidence base for advocating and delivering quality education.
A Montrose team of international education and research experts, together with Myanmar national experts from our local partner Empower Consulting, are being deployed for a number of research studies across Myanmar over the course of the project. Montrose will undertake a series of reviews and evaluations as stated below:
- Independent final performance evaluations of Township Education Improvement Plan (TEIP) activities – to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and likely sustainability of QBEP’s TEIP activities to date.
- Independent review of Township Education Management Information (TEMIS) – with a focus on capturing lessons learned about planning and budgeting at the township level to inform MoE plans for their nationwide Education Management.
- Independent study on the process, effectiveness, and reasons for drop-out in Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE) activities – an external review will be conducted to provide a deeper understanding of the key characteristics of successful NFPE approaches and ways to mitigate potential dropout.
- Independent study of the Language Enrich Program/Child Friend Schools (LEP/CFS) trainings for improving teaching pedagogies and learning by students – to provide a comparative assessment of the LEP/CFS modules with other similar in-service modules in Myanmar and the South East Asian region.
- Delivery of 3-5 day training to build capacity of MoE staff to manage future research and evaluation activities – will be conducted subject to further discussion and agreement with MoE staff.
- School-based In-service Teacher Education (SITE) Pilot Programme – to provide an objective assessment of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and likely sustainability of the SITE activities to date.
- Study on the gender, education, and conflict – to develop a deeper understanding on the interaction between gender, education and conflict.