International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) prepared this End of Project Performance Evaluation for the USAID/Zambia School Water Supply and Hygiene (WASH) and Quality Education Activity. The main objective of the project was to improve access to water and sanitation services in schools in all 12 districts of Northern and Muchinga Provinces and to promote improved learning outcomes. The $8,209,838 project was implemented by Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) from March 11, 2009 and is scheduled to end September 30, 2013. The Project’s primary target included pupils, teachers, and the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education (MESVTEE), with local communities being a secondary target.
The evaluation was centered on the project hypothesis that with the attainment of equitable and inclusive academic institutions that have a conducive learning environments (ones with adequate WASH facilities and services), there will be increased learners (especially girls who have reached puberty) and teacher attendance, decreased pupil dropout rates, and an increased performance in reading.