Evaluation of the EU Support to the Education Sector in Nepal
The EU supports the education sector in Nepal as part of the EU-Nepal cooperation strategy (2014-2020), hence the support of the implementation of the SSDP (School Sector Development Plan) as a whole and with particular focus on equity, quality and resilience. The main implementing modality of the EU support is budget support, complemented by Technical Assistance (TA) Facility to support the implementation and the reviews of the SSDP. Herein, the EU also works with Civil Society Organisations supporting educational intervention at municipal and school level.
The Evaluation focuses on three interventions: - the SSDP TA Facility, - ”Hamro Shikshya”: Strengthening CSOs role in governance and accountability of Nepal’s education sector, - PEAK!: Partnership for Equity and Access in Kapilbastu, which contributes to achieve Universal Basic Education in Nepal through the enhanced participation of local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the decision making and management of quality Basic Education services. The project aims to enhance capacities of 18 local CSOs in promoting equity and quality early childhood and basic education in 24 Community Schools in 8 Village Development Committees in the Kapilbastu District, in collaboration with local communities and local Government. The project addresses the assessment of achievements, quality and results of interventions in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches and the contribution towards the implementation of the SDGs. It is to provide an overall independent assessment of the past 3 programmes with key lessons learned, conclusions and recommendations for improvement.