Final external evaluation of the Capacity Development for Education for All (CapEFA) Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Published January 16, 2015 - Deadline February 18, 2015
The CapEFA Programme is an extra-budgetary funding mechanism and programme approach created in 2003 to allow UNESCO to strategically support Member States to make progress towards the Education for All (EFA) agenda at the country level. With a specific focus on Least Developed Countries, the Programme targets 28 countries and relies on an explicit emphasis on, and approach to, capacity development in four priority areas of the education sector: sector-wide policy and planning, literacy, teachers, and technical and vocational education and training.
With the upcoming target date of EFA in 2015 and ongoing discussions for a new set of development goals for education, UNESCO is launching the final external evaluation of its CapEFA Programme, which should be completed by October 2015. The main purpose of the evaluation is to determine the relevance of CapEFA’s overall contribution to progress towards the realization of the EFA goals in beneficiary countries and to provide actionable and timely recommendations to UNESCO on the positioning of the Programme to meet future needs and challenges of the new education development agenda.
The evaluation will therefore need to cover a combination of field visits (tentative list of 10 countries), desk reviews and other evaluation methodologies. Evaluators need to have proven experience in relevant programme evaluations and are expected to have in-depth understanding of issues pertaining to capacity development and to global trends of the education sector, particularly to discussions and issues related to the post-2015 education development agenda.
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