Review of the UNICEF programme Basic Education and Gender Equality in Afghanistan 2013-2015 - Final Report
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
The summative and formative evaluation of the UNICEF Afghanistan Basic Education and Gender Equality Programme undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE) finds that is is relatively relevant to the national education strategy. UNICEF has untapped potential in promoting a more creative, innovative and rightsbased support to basic education in the country. While the programme is contributing to increased access to education it shows little progress in contributing to quality education and to gender equality. The practice of human rights-based approach is found to be weak, and the support to child friendly teaching methods has so far been based on sporadic and non-comprehensive capacity development initiatives. UNICEF needs to review their strategies of how to best support the capacities at the MoE to manage, develop and monitor the basic education provided to girls and boys in Afghanistan.