Formative Evaluation of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)

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Formative Evaluation of UNGEI: Main Findings and Selected Recommendations

Global Evaluation

Management Response to the Evaluation

EAP Evaluation

Nigeria Evaluation 

Nepal Evaluation

Uganda Evaluation

The following reports documents the findings and recommendations of the formative evaluation of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). The evaluation took place in 2011, ten years after the establishment of UNGEI and sought to:
  • Establish a baseline for UNGEI, and
  • Document achievements and challenges in the three UNGEI outcome areas: 
    • Policy and advocacy for girls’ education and gender equality
    • Good practice identification and dissemination
    • Partnership establishment

The evaluation examined the interactions between the global, country and regional levels of the partnership. In addition, it validated through the evaluation process, the proposed UNGEI Monitoring and Evaluation Framework which will form the basis for future assessment of progress. The evaluation took place over a period of nine months and covered four case studies - Egypt, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda – and an evaluation of the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) regional partnership. In addition, a mapping was conducted for 57 countries which were on record as either having an active partnership or some UNGEI-led activities, as well as conducting interviews with global stakeholders, and undertaking a review of documentation. Quality assurance was provided by UNICEF Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, while national, regional and global reference groups commented on the methodology, draft and final reports.


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