Review of the effectiveness and value for money of DFID’s bilateral education programmes in Three East African Countries

This review assesses the effectiveness and value for money of DFID’s bilateral education programmes in three East African countries – Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania – over the period 2005-15. It concentrates on the provision of basic education. It considers not only whether DFID’s programmes have succeeded in what they set out to achieve but also whether this has delivered quality education, whether investments in education have been cost-effective and whether they are sustainable in the future.

This report was prepared by ICAI with the assistance of KPMG LLP, Agulhas Applied Knowledge, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU International).

Case Study Location: Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania

Areas of Expertise

Aid policy

  • Aid effectiveness
  • Aid architecture
  • Performance management and accountability

Governance

  • Civil society

Conflict and fragility

  • Human rights protection