Evaluation Services for Supporting the Education of Marginalised Girls in Kailali (STEM II)
Supporting the Education of Marginalised Girls in Kailali II (STEM II) seeks to empower girls in the Far Western district of Kailali to access education, safe and secure economic activities, and thrive in a supportive environment. Many of the programme activities are a continuation of STEM I while many are newly designed. The programme activities include: campaigning to promote girls’ education, training school teachers, school management personnel and parents, upgrading school infrastructure, offering vocational training and business start-up loans, delivering critical academic support through after school classes in English, Math, Science and project tailored life skills and sexual and reproductive health to girls, and providing financial literacy, vocational training and employment opportunities to help girls transition from school into employment.
All three evaluations – baseline, midline and endline – will go through five different stages, Preliminary stage, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Feedback and Report Submission. As suggested by the M&E framework, the study FDM will make use of both quantitative and qualitative tools. Different tools such as; SeGRA/SeGMA, Financial Literacy Test, Knowledge attitude and practice survey, Household survey, FGD, KII, Collection and assessment of school and club records including attendance, promotion, failure and pass rate, Spot check etc. will be carried out.
In this context, Foundation for Development Management (FDM) was contracted by Mercy Corps Nepal (MCN) to undertake the external evaluation of the project. The evaluation is to be conducted in three phases - baseline, midline and endline, all three of which will seek to assess Process, Impact, Value for Money, Effectiveness and sustainability of the project.