A preliminary five-year plan to improve Ethiopia's educational system was released today by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The draft Statement of Work (SOW) outlines what the agency expects to accomplish via the Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ) project, which seeks to improve the reading and writing skills of elementary school students.
According to the draft SOW:
The overall program will have four components: curriculum improvement, pedagogical techniques, appropriate technology and teaching aids, and co‐curricular activity and community outreach. In addition, an evaluation project is expected to conduct mid‐term and final evaluations of the complete READ program to determine the impact of the program intervention.
USAID is seeking comments on the draft document before issuing a formal Request for Proposals from contractors interested in bidding on the project. The agency did not disclose an estimated cost of the endeavor.
Source document: ***Draft Statement of Work, Solicitation #SOL-663-11-000006.
FOR ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OF THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, PLEASE VISIT THE MONITOR'S USAID PAGE.
ALSO SEE THE MONITOR'S EDUCATION PAGE.
***The link to this document was updated March 19, 2012.