Pakistan Early Childhood Care and Education (STC ECCE Phase I): evaluation report and management response
Summary of publication
From 2011, Australia has been supporting a pilot project to develop an early childhood care and education (ECCE) model in government schools and community-based ECCE Homes in the rural province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The project aims to provide children with access to ECCE, leading to improved transitions into primary school and better educational outcomes.
The pilot project is delivered by Save the Children (SC), an international non-government organisation working for children. It aims to develop a low-cost ECCE model that can be replicated by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP) across the province.
The project had a three-year time frame and is now in its final phase. Australian aid requested Save the Children to propose an 11-month extension to the pilot project. This evaluation aims to assess the extension, and the potential for scaling up the models piloted, including any changes to the design of the project. The evaluation was undertaken through field visits to the ECCE classrooms, stakeholder interviews and analysis of data.