Performance Evaluation of the Punjab Education Sector Program (PESP II)Published - Apr 27, 2021
This report is the Final Evaluation Report of the Performance Evaluation of the Punjab Education Sector Programme Phase 2 (PESP2), which has been the UK’s largest bilateral programme to support education.
PESP2 (taking account of extensions up to the time of writing) has been implemented from January 2013 to July 2021. Under the programme, the UK has allocated £426.5 million to support the Government of Punjab (GoPb) to reform and transform the delivery of education in Punjab. The programme built on the UK’s previous support to education in Punjab and was designed to support Punjab Education Reform Roadmap. PESP2 aimed to achieve the impact of ‘more educated people in Punjab making a social and economic contribution’, with the intended outcome being to ensure that ‘more children are in school, staying longer and learning more’.
PESP2 has provided a combination of sector budget support (SBS), targeted financial support, and technical assistance (TA). Specific programme components have focused on support to public–private partnerships (PPPs) through the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) programmes with low-cost private schools; support for the rehabilitation of school infrastructure; scholarship programmes; support to special and inclusive education; and support for adolescent girls who are out of school.