Guyana education access project: Baseline study

Bennell, Paul, Condy, Ann and Dunne, Máiréad (1999) Guyana education access project: Baseline study. Project Report. Report for Centre for British Teachers /DFID, London.

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Abstract

The Guyana Education Access Project (GEAP) is a large and complex five year project which has as its overall goal the provision of good quality secondary education for all children in two regions in Guyana, Corriverton (Region 10) and Linden (Region 6). The detailed project framework sets out the project’s objectives, inputs, activities and outputs. In addition, observable verifiable indicators have been clearly specified for all the projects key objectives.

A common failing of donor-funded education projects is that there is insufficient baseline information available that can be drawn upon at the end of the project in order to reach robust conclusions about project impacts in key areas. The GEAP project memorandum clearly stipulates therefore that a comprehensive baseline survey should be undertaken that will not only provide the basis for before- and after-project comparisons, but also can provide a valuable source of information for project monitoring.

The main purpose of this report is to: (i) identify a set of indicators which can be used to assess the performance of the project in five impact areas - access, community participation, school and regional management, teacher performance, and student learning. It was agreed that the two other key output areas specified in the project framework, namely improved infrastructure and project replication, should not be included in the baseline study; and (ii) present and, where appropriate, describe the baseline information that was collected and analysed in each of these five impact areas.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 14:47
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 14:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/101052

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