End-Term Evaluation of the Swedish Education Support to Zanzibar 2010–2017

Final Report

Sida Decentralised Evaluation
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 Swedish Education Support program in Zanzibar from 2010 to 2017. The evaluation assessed performance using criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability as well as gender equality and equity. Overall, the goals and objectives of the Swedish Education Support have been highly relevant as they were grounded in the Zanzibar Education Development Plan (ZEDP); capacity constraints of the MoEVT were well identified and Sida has supported relevant capacity building interventions. Challenges related to school infrastructure and especially WASH in schools have gotten increased attention to tackle imbalances in academic performance of the most vulnerable schools and children. Effectiveness in implementation has been satisfactory with 60–70 % of the planned activities in the ZEDP and almost all of the Sida support interventions completed. Some improvements could still be made in effectiveness and efficiency through improved planning, maintenance and strengthened coordination. High reliance on external educational development funding is a challenge to sustainability.

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