Impact Evaluation of UNICEF Nigeria Girls' Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) Cash Transfer Programme
Impact evaluation report
This report presents the findings of the impact evaluation of Girls' Education Project Phase 3 Cash Transfer Programme (GEP3-CTP) in Niger and Sokoto States.
The main objective of the impact evaluation is to better understand how the CTP was implemented, how the impacts were achieved and to identify lessons that can inform further implementation of the CTP. The impact evaluation is thus expected to provide vital information and evidence for policy dialogue on CTP at federal and state levels.
GEP3-CTP was a two-year unconditional cash transfer programme (September 2014 - August 2016) with primary objective of increasing girls' enrolment, retention and completion of basic education in selected schools in Niger and Sokoto States. The impact evaluation of GEP3-CTP was carried out by Capra International, a division of Ghubril Ltd, from October 2016 to March 2017 in two stages. The first stage was the Evaluability Assessment of GEP3-CTP, and the second stage was the Impact Assessment of GEP3-CTP. The Evaluability Assessment confirmed the expediency of carrying out an impact evaluation of the CTP. The impact evaluation addressed five criteria, in accordance with the ToR: impact and effectiveness, process, efficiency, relevance, and sustainability. Each criterion has a set of evaluation questions that guided the impact assessment.