End-Term Evaluation of the Global Partnership for Education (2014–2016) in Zanzibar

Final Report September 2017

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Sida Decentralised Evaluation
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Sheila Reed , Angela Arnott , Idrissa Yussuf Hamad , Kristeen Oberlander Chachage
This report, which has been commissioned by the Swedish Embassy in Tanzania, presents an evaluation of the performance of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Programme in Zanzibar (2014–2016). The evaluation assessed performance using criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability and provided recommendations for a next phase of support. Overall, the GPE programme was both relevant and effective, making significant gains across numerous areas in the national education plans. One main challenge however to education reforms is the situation of teacher deployment and shortages of school infrastructure, without which programmes such as GPE will continue to have limited impact. On efficiencies in implementing the programme, these were achieved by some departments, such as Teacher Education, whereas others were hamstrung by their own lack of internal capacities. High reliance on external educational development funding is a challenge to sustainability.

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