£203.5M Programme to Improve Education Outcomes

Ecorys is leading a consortium for the evaluation of the ‘Education Sector Delivery Grant and technical assistance for implementing a three-year Education Sector Plan programme (2017-2020, £203.5 million, Department for International Development) to improve education outcomes.

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP), as part of a national strategy has launched the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Sector Programme (KESP), which aims to deliver equitable access to better quality education across the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In particular, it aims to improve learning outcomes for all children, especially girls and other marginalised children. The education indicators in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are among the poorest in Pakistan, a country which accounts for more than one in ten of the world’s out of school children. The intended impact of KESP is to achieve more educated people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, making a positive social and economic contribution.

The evaluation is divided into three policy areas, which incorporate the following research studies:

  • Policy Area 1: Teacher Effectiveness
  • Policy Area 2: Strategies for Physical Infrastructure  
  • Policy Area 3: Equality Strategies

The key services that are involved from the Department for International Development and GoKP are identified through the design and delivery of a panel survey; design and delivery of field research, preparation of research reports and communication of findings to stakeholders.

The evaluation will support the monitoring framework of the KESP programme to inform and improve implementation. It is expected to contribute to lesson learning and expanding the evidence base for the education sector reform in Pakistan. By actively targeting out of school children, and particularly girls in areas underserved by government schools, this programme advances the vision of ensuring that the most marginalised children are able to receive a decent education. 

For more information please contact Lan Lay