Quarterly Report: Strengthening Educational Performance-Up (STEP-UP) Zambia Project.

Project Report | July 31, 2014

To cultivate systemic change within Zambia’s Ministry of Education, USAID’s Strengthening Educational Performance-Up Zambia Project decentralized accountability in favor of local education management planning, research, and one-on-one advisory work. One of the goals was to access appropriate tools related to performance, accountability, and resources.

USAID’s Strengthening Educational Performance-Up (STEP-Up) Zambia Project provided technical assistance to produce meaningful, measurable improvement in learner performance and literacy at the primary school level. At the heart of STEP-Up Zambia’s approach is the importance of one-on-one relationships at each level of the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education (MESVTEE) leadership structure, to create trust in order to influence and affect change in education management practices.