04.03.2003 - IOS Evaluation

Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) (2001-2002)

March 2003 - APPEAL has as its goal the promotion of literacy, primary and continuing education as interdependent components of basic education, and as a precondition of sustainable human development and poverty eradication through the implementation of three main programmes:

  • Universalization of Primary Education (UPE);
  • Eradication of Illiteracy (EOI); and
  • Continuing Education for Development (CED). 

    Image: © UNESCO/L. Berdejo 
    Leififi Kindergarden, Apia Samoa 

    The objectives of the evaluation the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) were the assessment of implementation, impact, efficiency and effectiveness, the projects’ sustainability and the contribution of the projects to the promotion and strengthening of cooperation and networking among various organizations within the participating and other countries in the region.

    The evaluators were moreover required to recommend future action based on their findings.

    The evaluation focused on five programme areas: 
  • development and dissemination of training materials/manuals;

  • regional and subregional workshops utilizing the above-mentioned materials;

  • support for national follow-up activities of the regional and subregional workshops;

  • support for the establishment and implementation of Community Learning Centres (CLCs); and

  • establishment and strengthening of the APPEAL Resource and Training Consortium (ARTC), APPEAL regional networking.

A full summary of the report findings and recommendations can be found in the following UNESCO document: 166 EX/41.

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