The UNICEF Education Section was awarded a Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) grant to scale up an innovative approach and global toolkit for in-country capacity development for enhancing ECE analysis, planning and implementation (called the Better Early Learning and Development at Scale or “BELDS approach”). This KIX project aims to support the effective and strategic integration of the pre-primary sector within Education Sector Planning processes in five Global Partnership for Education (GPE) member countries (Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tajikistan), while generating and mobilizing global knowledge and resources on ECE policy and practice.
Purpose of Evaluation/Objectives/Research Questions:
Guided by the research questions underpinning the KIX project, the objective of this consultancy is to evaluate the KIX project in its final year of implementation. More specifically, the evaluation aims to:
Scope of Work:
The evaluation will cover the entirety of the KIX project covering the implementation of global, regional and country level workplans covering the time period of June 2020 through March 2023. Utilizing mixed research methods, the evaluation should use a participatory approach engaging all relevant stakeholders involved in project implementation via remote research methods.
Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:
Expected deliverables for this consultancy include the following:
The elaboration of an inception report which includes the following:
Analysis of findings of the evaluation conceptualized around the following components: