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The objectives of this review are - a) documenting the current situation of the uptake of the Safe School Common Approach in education programmes/projects, b) collating evidence of their effectiveness, and c) scoping opportunities for generating evidence of long-term impact. The specific questions that are expected to be answered from the review include –
The review is expected to use different types of documents (e.g. project proposals, technical/grant reports, evaluation reports) as the primary data source. A database can be created where the unit of observation is individual cases of adaptation/replication of the Safe School Common Approach. The Common Approach Dashboard can be used as the starting point to create this database. After consulting the relevant documents for a few cases, the review should determine the important dimensions/variables for which information should be compiled. Although the study may take an iterative approach in collating information, interviews of a few key informants at an early stage can be crucial in constructing the list of variables for completeness and feasibility. A few suggested dimensions for this data collation are listed here - background information (e.g., country, grant size, duration), type of adaptation (e.g., specific components of the common approach incorporated in the project), nature of the project (e.g., humanitarian vs. development, stand-alone intervention of Safe School vs. as a component of other core activities, direct implementation/partnership, primary/secondary school), output/outcomes achieved. Information on all the dimensions should be systematically compiled for each case (wherever available). This data can be used for both quantitative (e.g., summary statistics of adoption of different components, correlates of full/partial uptake) and qualitative (e.g., identifying common challenges, examples of innovations) analyses.
For cases of Safe School uptake that have evaluation reports, the review should discuss the findings along with the types of evaluations. Variations in the impact findings should be analyzed across relevant characteristics in the implementation of the Safe School. If the data permits, the review may incorporate meta-analyses of selected outcomes. The scoping for post-intervention/long-term impact should consider information on the quality of implementation (from monitoring data/interviews), evidence of short-term impact, and feasibility of a “comparison group” to establish causality.
Information gathered from these documents can be supplemented by primary data collected from key informants from country offices. This may include the heads of education programmes in a few country offices purposefully selected by the level of uptake of this Common Approach.
Team and Selection Criteria
The review can be conducted by an individual consultant or by a team of consultants with a lead researcher. To be considered, the study team member(s) must have demonstrated skills, expertise and experience in:
There is a high expectation that:
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