DEEPEN is unique as the first programme to employ a market-systems approach to improve children’s education. This has made it imperative to design a robust Monitoring & Results Measurement (MRM) system. The importance of learning and the dissemination of such learning within Nigeria and beyond are therefore key, and the topical nature of DEEPEN increases the need for credible programme results.
The purposes of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the results of this programme are to:
- improve the accountability of the programme to DFID;
- contribute to learning and improvement in the implementation of DEEPEN; and
- fill in gaps in evidence on private sector contributions to education for DFID and other development agencies.