Education in Rwanda

3ie requested research organisations or consortia to submit qualifications for a proposal preparation grant to evaluate the impact of a programme of the Republic of Rwanda’s Ministry of Education (MINEDUC).

MINEDUC has identified several key priorities for improving education in Rwanda. The selected research team will work with MINEDUC and other key stakeholders to choose a programme and an impact-evaluable research question within these priorities as a key activity of the proposal preparation phase.

For more information on the programme, please read the  Request for Qualifications (198.7 KB)

This call is now closed.The deadline for this call was 23.59 GMT, 15 June 2015.

3ie did not receive any queries related to this request for qualifications before the deadline of 22 May 2015. Hence a question and answer document has not been posted on this webpage.

At a glance

  • Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, could apply. 
  • This was a request for qualifications to prepare an impact evaluation design, not to submit a design.
  • This call is in two phases. In the first phase, a proposal preparation grant will be awarded.
  • Proposals received in the first phase will be reviewed and scored according to 3ie’s selection criteria and will be considered for full impact evaluation grants in the second phase. 
  • A preparation grant of up to US$20,000 will be made to the qualifying research team. 
  • The lead grant-holding organisation may be located anywhere in the world. 
  • The research team should however include at least one researcher from Rwanda as a principal investigator with a substantive role in designing the impact evaluation.

Priorities for improving education in Rwanda

MINEDUC’s key priorities for improving education in the country include examining the effectiveness and sustainability of the following interventions:

  1. Parent teacher associations and committees in education
  2. Modular system of higher education
  3. School feeding programme at primary and secondary levels of schools
  4. Implementation of the 12-year basic education 
  5. Costs of public and private education, including for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
  6. The impact of a new higher education financing policy on enrolment and quality of high education
  7. Incentives (pay for performance) in basic education, TVET and at MINEDUC central
  8. Social and economic factors influencing drop-out and transition rates
  9. Recruitment and employment policy: Analysis of skills gaps and graduates recruitment
  10. The internal efficiency of the education sector of Rwanda

3ie's Policy Window 

This window develops and fund rigorous, mixed-methods impact evaluations commissioned by policymakers and programme managers to answer questions about the attributable impact of interventions they implement.

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