We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

Evaluation database

Evaluation report

2019 Lesotho: Evaluation of Child Friendly Schools Implementation in Lesotho

Executive summary


The evaluation will assess the extent to which the Child Friendly Schools Framework has been adopted in schools in Lesotho and in the work of the Ministry of Education and Training to identify bottlenecks and barriers to the effective implementation of this initiative in Lesotho. The evaluation will make recommendations for adaptation, scale up and sustainability for the initiative. The evaluation will also highlight opportunities for improved cross-sectoral collaboration.


UNICEF understands that a successfully implemented CFS framework means that learners feel safe, supported and engaged with a high level of family and community participation and child centred pedagogical approaches.  In preparation for the new UNICEF Lesotho country programme (2019-2023) the findings of this evaluation will inform the relevant education sector policies, plans and strategies for teacher training in basic education and strategies that will improve readiness for implementation at the school and community level as well as strengthening the links with the life skills and WASH dimensions of the framework. 

An evaluation of the implementation of the CFS framework in Lesotho would provide impartial evidence and generate information on how UNICEF, the MOET and other key stakeholders have worked to implement the framework. The evaluation will be both summative and formative in purposes. It will be ‘summative’ in providing an independent assessment of the implementation of CFS in Lesotho since 2012 and the development of the CFS quality standards. It will be ‘formative’ in providing learning and recommendations to guide UNICEF’s ongoing support to CFS in Lesotho and where relevant, UNICEF’s child friendly initiatives globally.

The dual purpose of the evaluation will be to promote accountability and capture learning that informs ongoing programming. First, the evaluation will promote accountability to key stakeholders. To that end, it will provide evidence based findings on how UNICEF and the MOET worked to implement the CFS framework in Lesotho.

Second, the evaluation will capture learning from the implementation and develop recommendations to inform UNICEF programming and MOET implementation of the CFS framework. To that end, it will provide key findings, conclusions and recommendations aimed at supporting UNICEF’s efforts in strengthening and scaling up CFS in Lesotho.

Full report in PDF

PDF files require Acrobat Reader.



Report information

Year: 2019

Country/Office: Lesotho

Region: ESAR

Type: Evaluation

Theme: Education

Language: English

Sequence #: Lesotho/63/2019/8838

New enhanced search