Case Study Report: Coalition of Organisations in Synergy for the Defense of Public Education Senegal

Case Study Report: Coalition of Organisations in Synergy for the Defense of Public Education Senegal

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Abstract:

The Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) is a global initiative to secure more international support to sustain civil society advocacy for education. Coordinated by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and through regional agencies, CSEF supports civil society coalitions to engage citizens in education sector policy, planning, budgeting and monitoring in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and Eastern Europe. 

Description:

As part of the external evaluation of the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) (2013-15) requested by the Global Campaign for Education, the Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) conducted seven country case studies. The evaluation aimed to contribute to GCE’s ability to respond to challenges and objectives by identifying the emerging impact of the CSEF programme, provide evidence of the effectiveness of its design and implementation model, and derive learning from implemented processes and structures to influence and strengthen future programming.

The Senegal Case Study was conducted by field visit with the Coalition of Organisations in Synergy for the Defense of Public Education (COSYDEP). The I4DI consultant conducted individual interviews and focus group discussions with six of the 15 coalition Board members, five members of its National Executive Committee, the Secretariat’s core team (National Coordinator, Administration and Finance Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer), coalition members, the team of the Financial Management Agency (Oxfam), international partners (Action Aid, UNICEF), and Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education Representatives. The consultant also conducted a site visit to an inclusive school and met with school management, teachers, and community liaisons.

The findings of the case study underline COSYDEP’s strength as a respected voice for civil society in the education sector. COSYDEP has developed a strategy that brings in participation at the grassroots level, national coverage, evidence-based advocacy, and strong communication. The study concludes by presenting the lessons learned and challenges for the future of the coalition, focused around institutional strengthening, participation, and financial sustainability.

Report Information

Year: 2016

Country: Senegal

Region: West Africa

Type: Evaluation Report

Language: English 

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