PLAN PPA2 / Building Life Skills
Year 3 Formative Review (Y3FR): Global Report
The goal of the Programme Partnership Agreement 2 (PPA2) is for adolescent girls to enrol and complete quality lower secondary education; it is a specific programme within the broader Building Skills 4 Life (BS4L) Programme, beginning in 2011. PPA2 targets 9 countries, working though country offices and local implementing partners in Cambodia, El Salvador, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe.
The Year 3 Formative Review (Y3FR) involves three key elements: 1) Full final project end formative review for Sierra Leone and El Salvador; 2) Progress review and programmatic recommendations for seven extension countries; 3) Baseline data collection and analyses of baseline situation for three new indicators that will be used to measure progress in the extension phase (April 2014 – March 2016). Both qualitative and quantitative research was conducted in two sampled communities per country, implementing the same research design as was utilised for baseline and mid-term evaluation (MTE) with some changes.
There are important limitations in the methodology; the results of the three survey waves need to be considered as three cohorts of respondents. We cannot refer to changing attitudes or opinions but instead need to present the findings and think about the findings in terms of the different or similar views expressed by the different cohorts interviewed at the different stages. Although comparing the views of adults and adolescents at different stages can indicate something about the progress and impact of the programme, it is important to note that some changes may be due to differences in the sample of people interviewed at the three stages. During the report, where we believe that there are clear sampling/design effects we have highlighted these. Also, we rely heavily on qualitative data in assessing change over time in order to make insightful and actionable observations.