Ex-post evaluation of SHARE (supporting the hardest to reach through basic education) programme in Bangladesh

The overall objective of the SHARE programme was to contribute to the achievement of Bangladesh’s development goals and to a national basic education framework.

The programme's purpose was to provide basic education opportunities of quality for the hardest-to-reach out-of-school children and their parents and guardians, in 217 districts and 47 neighbourhoods of 47 districts in 7 divisions of Bangladesh, using a variety of approaches that yield lessons about what works best and why, share best practices, and help build results-based-management capacity and culture, in coherent linkages with the formal primary education system and other non-formal education initiatives.

Priorities of the program included: (i) providing access to basic education of quality for those who would otherwise be excluded, building on proven good practice, (ii) maximizing the efficient use of resources, particularly through the adoption of holistic approaches; and (iii) the promotion and further development of a lessons-learning culture.

Within the aforementioned context an evaluation was required of which main objectives are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, and the interested stakeholders with:

  • An overall independent assessment of the past performance of the SHARE programme, paying particular attention to its results measured against its objectives;
  • Key lessons and recommendations in order to improve potential future Actions.

The main users of this evaluation were the EU Delegation and other stakeholders that involved in the implementation of the Action to be evaluated.

Duration: March 2020 - August 2020

The project was financed by the EU and implemented by ANCE.


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