Thematic Areas Covered by the Education & Youth Development Team

  • Improving Educational Program Development and Implementation
  • Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of Education Systems,
  • Enhancing Human and Institutional Capacity of Educational Institutions,
  • Technical Support on Early-childhood, Primary, Secondary, Non-formal Adult, TVET, and Higher Education
  • Policy and Program Development; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Curriculum and Textbook
  • Development; School Improvement; Teacher Education, and Learning Assessment
  • Gender responsive education, out of school children, and education of children with special educational needs,
  • Developing Training Modules and Data Collection Tools Based on Clients’ Request.

  • General Education Quality Improvement Program II (GEQIP II) Comprehensive Evaluation (Exit Evaluation)

    Client: Ministry of Education

    Contract Value: $294,313.89

    Duration of the assignment: September 2018 – February 2019

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of this study is to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of GEQIP II to assess its contribution to the improvement of Ethiopia’s General Education Quality and results. In this line the study is expected to generate evidence of the program’s results and impacts in improving learning conditions and strengthening capacity of education management at all levels. The specific objectives of the study are: (i) to evaluate the extent to which the key GEQIP II related inputs have influenced processes and led to improved student outcomes; and (ii) to assess how key stakeholders view the relevance, effectiveness and impact of the sequencing and mix of key inputs, and to use this information, to adjust the (next phase of) program over time.

    The study covered all aspects of GEQIP II, including: assessment of higher-level PDO indicators; progress toward GEQIP II PDO achievement through tracking of PDO indicators; progress of each component through tracking of outputs by components; and degree of integration of cross-cutting themes into GEQIP II implementation. The firms also understand that the study at hand will be conducted from federal level to regional level including MOE Directorates, Universities covered by the project, Regional Education Bureaus, Colleges of Teachers Education, woredas, and schools.

  • Formative Evaluation of the Implementation of Primary and Secondary School Curricula in Ethiopia

    Client: Ministry of Education

    Contract Value: $38,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: June 2016 – November 2016

    Description of Project:

    The study in general investigated availability of learning materials focusing on the status of teaching and learning materials, teacher capacity, curriculum delivery, student learning, learning resources and supervisory practices at different school levels in the country. The general objective of this study was to explore the challenges and achievements in the implementation of primary and secondary school curricular materials and to indicate important intervention strategies

  • School Grant Annual Review 2010/2011

    Client: Ministry of Education/ UNDP

    Contract Value: $63,157.00

    Duration of the assignment: February 2011 – November 2010

    Description of Project:

    A Project commissioned by FDRE Ministry of Education and funded by UNDP titled “School Grant Rapid Assessment-2009” was intended to review and conduct a SLOT analysis on the disbursement and utilization of School Grant Fund at federal, regional, Woreda and school level (ABE Centers and Primary and Secondary Schools) in Ethiopia. For this survey data was collected from all regions of Ethiopia.

    The study employed a combination of qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. More specifically, the study made use of document investigations, key informant interview, and school surveys. Opinion survey was also part of the Study. The Firm has successfully completed the rapid assessment and submitted the final approved version of the report by the client on the agreed time frame of the project.

  • Teacher Demand and Supply Gap in Ethiopia: Scope, Factors and Possible Remedies

    Client: British Counsel/ MoE

    Contract Value: $160,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: November 2015 – March 2016

    Description of Project:

    This study analyzes the scope and causes of teacher supply and demand gap in the general education and to propose feasible remedies to retain and train sufficient teachers. The study is intended to identify the scope of the demand and supply gap. The shortage of teachers is greater at certain grade levels and in certain subjects. This has impact on the teaching and learning and student morale. It is critical to learn the competing pull-factors associated with the high attrition rate are one of the reasons that motivated the British Council to undertake research on teacher supply and demand gap in Ethiopia.

  • Baseline Survey of UNICEF-Supported Basic Education Programme in Ethiopia with an Evaluative Approach

    Client: UNICEF

    Contract Value: $46,242.7

    Duration of the assignment: September 2010 – July 2011

    Description of Project:

    The major objective of this study was to carry out a baseline survey with an evaluative approach in order to collect time-series data from 2006-2010. The study analyzed and systematically documented the overall situation of basic education in UNICEF-supported woredas in all regions of Ethiopia. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative methods. The primary data was collected from all regions, sampled woredas and schools using FGDs, interviews of key informants as well as direct field observation. Secondary data was collected from the Ministry of Education, Education Statistics Annual Abstract (2005/06-2009/10), and CSA 2007 census.

    In addition, the firm prepared the database in dot net program and submitted the data base in CD-ROM format to UNICEF. A manual was embedded into the database package on how to use the data and how to enter latest data into the database. This database comprised 13 education indicators such as NIR, GIR, NER, GER, Dropout Rate, Completion Rate and Repetition Rate for ABE Centers and Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Schools.

  • New ICT Policy in Education

    Client: Ministry of Education (MoE)

    Contract Value: $66,750.18

    Duration of the assignment: August 2017 – August 2018

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of the study is to “Establish a national policy for Education”, to develop a national ICT policy, to develop a national implementation strategy for the policy, to raise awareness on ICT policy for education

  • Data Quality Assessment of the Education sector

    Client: Central Statistical Agency(CSA)

    Contract Value: $46,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: March 2014 – April 2014

    Description of Project:

    The purpose of this assessment is to undertake over all data quality assessment of education sector to verify the quality of data produced and the specific objectives are:

    • Assess the output data quality
    • Verify the methodological soundness and reporting burden of the process
    • Verify whether the institutional environment are in place
    • Develop recommendations for the sector based on the output of the assessment
  • Evaluation of School Improvement and Planning and Implementation and the flow and Utilization of School Grant

    Client: World Bank

    Contract Value: $150,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: December 2017 – September 2017

    Description of Project:

    The main objectives of this study is to assist the government in improving school grant program to ensure the efficient and  appropriate use of relevant financial resources and to ensure the effectiveness of school improvement planning at school level. Specifically, it aims to conduct the Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) and Quantitative Service Delivery Survey  (QSDS) and provide analytics on identification of the main issues in resource allocation and spending systems and how the government can improve these systems to strengthen the efficiency and quality of education  service delivery, and support efficient participation of PTAS and other stakeholders in school planning process and use of evidence based information for the 3 year strategic and annual plans.

  • 9. Rapid Assessment of School Grant Program (SGP-2009).

    Client: Ministry of Education/ UNDP

    Reference: : Dr. Chris Berry, C- Berry@dfid.gov.ukWendesenHailu,+251 116 18 06 01

    A project commissioned by FDRE Ministry of Education and funded by UNDP titled: “School Grant Rapid Assessment-2009” was intended to review and conduct a SLOT analysis on the disbursement and utilization of the School Grant Fund at the federal, regional, woreda and school level (ABE Centers and Primary and Secondary Schools) in Ethiopia. For this survey data was collected from all regions of Ethiopia. The study employed a combination of qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. More specifically, the study made use of document investigations, key informant interview and school surveys. Opinion survey was also part of the Study. The firm successfully completed the rapid assessment and submitted the final approved version of the report by the client on the agreed time frame of the project.

  • 10. National Education Facility Survey.

    Client: Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED)

    Reference: Mr. Bereket Kelemu, Tel:+251 913090305, Tel: 0111-570-594,

    The overall objective of this consultancy is to:(i) collect school-based data on service delivery performance at primary schools using the pre-determined survey instrument, (ii) deliver a completed facility survey dataset with supporting documentation, in compliance with the agreed Modules and with the approval of the SDI team, and (iii) conduct basic data analysis. The survey will be conducted in all the regions of Ethiopia.

  • Diagnostic of Inclusive Education Resource Center Pilots in Ethiopia

    Client: The World Bank Group

    Contract Value: $74,991.27

    Duration of the assignment: October 2018 – June 2019

    Description of Project:

    The overall objective of this consultancy is to:

    • Collect school-based data on service delivery performance at primary schools using the pre-determined survey instrument,
    • Deliver a completed facility survey dataset with supporting documentation, in compliance with the agreed Modules and with the approval of the SDI team, and
    • Conduct basic data analysis. The survey will be conducted in all the regions of Ethiopia.

    Analyze the processes and practices of IERC activities in fostering sustainability and scalability of inclusive education services

  • Evaluation of the UNICEF/MOWCYA Adolescent/Youth Development Program

    Client: UNICEF

    Contract Value: $75,144.5

    Duration of the assignment: November 2011- February 2011

    Description of Project:

    The main purpose of this evaluation project was to assess the overall impact, effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and sustainability of the ‘UNICEF-Ethiopian Adolescent/Youth Development Program (2007-2011) so as to provide UNICEF and the Government of Ethiopia-MOWCYA and forward an appropriate policy directions and tools for further strengthening the program.

    To best achieve the evaluation work, collection of high-quality data was given priority. In line with this, the study team gave due emphasis to methodological rigors and close expert supervision during data collection, processing, and write-up.

    Data for the study was collected via a structured questionnaire at the household level, through mediators in a focus group discussion and checklist for in-depth interviews with key informants.  The evaluation was conducted in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, SNNPR, Afar, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa regions.

    The Firm successfully finalized the preparation of the evaluation report, carried out the validation workshop and submitted the final report to the client.