Updates from WUSC Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA) evaluation
In 2016, the World University Services of Canada (WUSC) and American Institute for Research (AIR) team committed to a 24-month long evaluation and capacity building process for the remedial education program which is funded by the US State department, implemented in Dadaab and Kakuma. Since October 2016 to date, the teams have been working on the preparatory stages of the evaluation, bringing on board amazing ideas and good practices to the evaluation model.
The last quarter of 2016 was eventful. Notably, from October to December 2016, WUSC/AIR achieved 4 key milestones; completion of the theory of change, refining the research design, refining the selection criteria, development of a 2-year work plan. The WUSC team sensitized remedial teachers, community mobilizers and project officers on the upcoming HEA evaluation.
Plans for 2017
The impact evaluation process will start with a base line study that will employ mixed methods which is set to be conducted in February and a second data collection process will be conducted in October this year.
Currently, the program teams in Dadaab and Kakuma have embarked on the selection processes starting with the collection of performance and attendance data for the beneficiaries. This is an elaborate process which involves remedial project team and UNHCR who give oversight on the vulnerability criteria.