Education Sector Monitoring Team
2014-2017; Cambodia; Sida
Itad has been contracted by Sida to monitor education sector performance in Cambodia and to provide technical advice which facilitates strengthened and sustained dialogue between the Embassy of Sweden, the European Union (EU) Delegation, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGoC) and other development partners in the education sector.
The purpose of the assignment is to regularly monitor education sector performance, particularly in the areas which are prioritised by the EU and Sweden through their respective financing of the School Improvement Grants (SIG) programme and the sector budget support. The purpose is also to provide technical advice to the EU delegation and the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh in order to strengthen the quality of the follow-up and dialogue with the Royal Government of Cambodia. The project includes regular follow-up of the education sector performance with reference to the indicators in the EU sector budget support programme, and the Swedish support to School Improvement Grants, with a particular emphasis on the impact at school level. The project also includes semi-annual follow-ups and audits of the use of the SIG funds at central, province, district and school level.
Itad has assembled an excellent team with a broad range of skills and expertise, who have a strong track record of working together in support of reform implementation within the education sector in Cambodia. Our methodology is focussed on providing Sida and the RGoC with the assurance that SIG funds are being used with minimal risk and establishing a robust evidence base for assessing education sector performance. The project is set to last three years and will be split over four main phases; an inception phase and three annual rounds of monitoring. Each monitoring round will include two annual missions for sample on-the-spot checks in order to assess the use of SIG funds and assessing planning, monitoring and reporting capacity, and a main annual monitoring mission in order to monitor education sector performance and facilitate strategic dialogue.Image © Monks, Cambodia. Photo credit: Emmeline Willcocks