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.
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 Vietnam case study was conducted by field visit with the Vietnam Association of Education For All (VAEFA). Interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with development partners, coalition member organisations, coalition board members, coalition staff, and the staff from the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). A complete list of interviewees and organisations included in the case study can be found in Annex 1.