The Government of Uganda and its local stakeholders have partnered with USAID to provide the support and services necessary for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to become resilient, healthy, and productive adults through the Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity, implemented by EDC.
The ICYD Activity aims to strengthen government systems and improve its ability to deliver basic education and services to children and youth, including orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), in target districts across Uganda. More specifically, it is expected to achieve the following outcomes:
- Children and youth have improved learning outcomes.
- Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments.
- Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
Within this framework, EDC has subcontracted STS to address the mutually reinforcing relationship between improving learning outcomes and improving wellbeing. STS has been employing a comprehensive approach to studying the project’s education interventions and broad protective effects through the following activities:
- Support to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP) including results framework, indicators, operational research plan, and learning agenda.
- Conducting comprehensive literature reviews and evidence syntheses informing education, OVC, and institutional interventions and targeted results.
- Lead technical aspects of education evaluations for multiple cohorts of students.
- Support to the project’s Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) Study.