Impact Evaluation of Leave No Girl Behind in Pakistan and Sierra Leone

DFID’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) is helping the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education and supporting better ways of getting girls in school and ensuring they receive a quality education to transform their future. The IRC will implement the Every Adolescent Girl Empowered and Resilient (EAGER) learning program in Sierra Leone and Teach and Educate Adolescent-Girls with Community Help (TEACH) in Pakistan to improve the literacy, numeracy, life skills and transition outcomes of hard-to-reach girls in these two conflict and crisis-affected settings. 

Both projects will use a pre-post, longitudinal and mixed-methods research design to identify: 1) the impact and cost-efficiency of the interventions, 2) the degree to which the interventions have a differential effect on different groups of girls (e.g., married, pregnant, disabled, orphaned or in foster care, etc.); 3) the individual, home and community characteristics that are associated with girls’ learning and transition outcomes; 4) the implementation characteristics that moderate the effect of the interventions on girls’ learning and transition outcomes, and 5) the variety of girls’ perceptions and experiences with the interventions. 

The Airbel Impact Lab at IRC is a team of researchers, strategists and innovators committed to the accelerated design, rigorous evaluation and cost-effective scaling of the most impactful solutions supporting people affected by crisis.