Ghana - Community Services - Education

Metadata Updated: February 10, 2021

The objectives in this ex-post performance evaluation target how the education sub-activity was implemented, if and how it has been sustained, and its perceived outcomes. To meet these objectives, MCC and Social Impact, Inc. (SI), outlined four evaluation questions: 1. What are the current conditions of MCC investments made for the education sub-activity? How do the conditions of MCC investments compare to non-MCC-supported sites? 2. How did the implementation process and/or post-completion maintenance contribute to current conditions of MCC investments? 3. What other factors explain both perceived school-level outcomes and the current conditions of schools? 4. What are the perceived outcomes of the investments in school infrastructure?

To answer the evaluation questions, SI supplemented existing data with two distinct but related data collection activities: first, a school conditions survey to answer Evaluation Question 1, and second, cross-case studies to answer Evaluation Questions 2, 3, and 4.

Overall findings show that on average, MCC schools are in better condition than non-MCC schools, while schools in the Southern zone are in better condition, on average, compared to those in Afram zone and Northern zone.

Qualitative data shows that differences in implementation and maintenance practices had an effect on the current condition of schools. Lack of maintenance funding and community buy-in were identified as major barriers to maintenance. Respondents also highlighted misuse of school facilities by community members (across all zones and schools), harsh weather (primarily in Afram and Northern zones, but all school types), and environment (primarily in low scoring MCC schools) adversely affected school conditions. However, PTAs and SMCs in high scoring MCC and non-MCC schools were more proactive in addressing these factors than those at low-scoring MCC schools. The perception across all zones in all study schools was that improvements in infrastructure positively affected enrollment, attendance, completion and learning.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 10, 2021

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 10, 2021
Publisher Millennium Challenge Corporation
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Identifier DDI-MCC-GHA-SI-EDU-2017-v02
Data Last Modified 2019-07-08
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