Evaluierung - Arrangement for Joint Funding (AJF) in Support of the Education Sector Development in Kosovo



Contract partner: Appraisal Consulting RV KYCountry: Kosovo Funding amount: € 29.480,00Project start: 01.10.2016End: 31.03.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal


The Final Evaluation of the Arrangement for Joint Funding (AJF) in Support of the Education Sector Development in Kosovo aims to examine and assess the outcomes/expected results, activities and lessons learnt from the implementation of the AJF, and at the same time seek to ensure the accountability of the implementation and the sustainability of the overall reached results.


Expected results


An assessment of the relevance of the AJF’s objectives and the interventions related to the overall target group or those affected including recipient - MEST and donor.

An analysis to which extent the AJF’s goals, objectives and the expected results were achieved as planned against the indicators defined. Unintended effects should be considered.

An assessment of the efficiency of undertaken activities (i.e. cost efficiency of the implementing structures); whether or not benefits of the actions are likely to continue after the donor funding has been withdrawn and the expected long-term impact of the intervention.


Target group / Beneficiaries


Main beneficiary of the this intervention is the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) including 162 persons.


Activities


A team of experts evaluates the Arrangement for joint funding in support of the education sector based on all five DAC evaluation criteria.


Context


The AJF in Support of the Education Sector Development in Kosovo - Education Sector Pool Fund ("ESFP") was in total a 31 months intervention which aimed to align external support to the education sector, by use of the government systems, and to harmonise development partners' aid modalities so that transaction costs can be reduced. The initiative was supported by ADA, GIZ and Sida. The external final evaluation will concern the whole intervention supported by all three Development Partners.

project number8208-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Bildung
tied0
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Gender: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.