The services of ECOPER were called upon to review an evaluation report on the UNESCO project ‘Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan (ELA)’, which had previously been presented by another evaluation team. It was requested that ECOPER consultants rewrite the existing report in order to improve its structure and coherence. The review was conducted in September and October 2019 and involved reviewing evaluation data, and reorganising and editing the report contents.
The ELA project, funded by the Governments of Japan, Sweden and Finland, sought to respond to Afghanistan’s severe literacy challenges through developing national and institutional capacity, creating enabling environments, strengthening country ownership and aligning efforts with global, regional and national initiatives. This was to be achieved by developing learning materials, organising capacity building for facilitators and implementation supervisors, purchasing equipment and organising regional meetings for knowledge dissemination. The project was implemented between 2013 and 2019 and aimed to target 642,000 learners.