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Evaluation Report: EFA Mid-Decade Assessment and Mid-Term Policy Review

Findings of the Asia-Pacific EFA-Mid-Decade Assessment and Mid-Term Policy Review (MDA and MTR) evaluation are now available. The EFA MDA and MTR conducted in 2006-09 focused on building capacities of countries in the region to review progress and challenges vis-à-vis the EFA goals. It also focused on identifying and reaching the unreached and marginalized groups in education.

The EFA MDA and MTR conducted in 2006-09 focused on building capacities of countries in the region to review progress and challenges vis-à-vis the EFA goals. It also focused on identifying and reaching the unreached and marginalized groups in education. The process emphasized that only by knowing which groups are being disadvantaged and subsequently implementing targeted policies aimed at addressing the disparities in education can EFA be truly achieved.

With the completion of the MDA and MTR in 2009, the UIS-AIMS Unit contracted an external, independent company, Martin, Jenkins & Associates to evaluate the MDA and MTR process in 2010. The evaluation was aimed at documenting what “worked well” and what could be improved in view of the next major assessment of EFA.  The 2010 evaluation was also carried out in view of the fact that although global and regional assessments of EFA (1995, 2000, 2005/6 assessments) were undertaken, there has been no systematic and comprehensive evaluation and documentation of these assessments.

In so doing, the report on the evaluation of the Asia-Pacific MDA and MTR comes at a ripe time. The evaluation report contains key findings that provide insights into how capacity development in the monitoring and coordination of EFA can be institutionalized at the regional and country levels. It documents important lessons on how to engage countries in a regional process and at the same time ensure national ownership. It identifies good practices in enhancing the effectiveness of partnerships at the regional, sub-regional and national levels with other UN agencies and NGOs/CSOs to better provide assistance and support to countries in the region. 

Download the full Evaluation Report (PDF/2MB) and the executive summary(PDF/177KB).

 



01.01.2010