Review of the joint programme: "Education for all in Madagascar (2011-2014)"
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This review analyses the joint programme, “Education for All in Madagascar” (2011-2014), which was financed by The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and implemented by three United Nations (UN) organizations: the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The overall objective of the joint programme, Education for all, was to keep the educational system functioning during the transition period in Madagascar (2009-2013), and to improve important educational indicators; Primary school Net Enrolment Rate, Primary school Completion Rate and Drop-out Rate, in eight selected regions. The review team finds the activities implemented through this programme to have been an essential support to the system, and one of the reasons why the educational system to some extent has remained operational at different educational levels after all these years of crisis. As an overall conclusion, a large part of the expected results at output level have been met or are expected to be met within the programme period. Results that have not yet been met are mostly related to quality, with the delay being primarily due to the changing political context. Regarding comparison of impact level in schools data, it has not yet been available. Consequently the comparison of schools where only one or no agency is present with schools where all agencies are present, and comparison of regions that are covered by the programme with those that are not could not be carried out in this review. This review presents lessons learned as well as recommendations for future priorities in the education sector in Madagascar, a country which now is at a very crucial moment of developing new policies.