Our Projects

Development of a Model M&E Process for the Internship Programme - Evaluation of an Internship Programme Offered by the National College of Education - 2005

The Diploma Course offered by the National Colleges of Education (NCOEs) had been of a three-year duration, of which the first two years were institutional.  The final year constituted the internship period.  During this period, the prospective teachers were posted to “internship schools” and were provided the opportunity to continue with the skill development process that they had initiated during the first two years of the course.  In order to assist the NCOEs and the internship schools in implementing the internship programme, a set of guidelines prepared by the GTZ and the National Institute of Education (NIE) had been distributed among the stakeholders.  A series of training workshops also had been conducted to facilitate the implementation process 

Aim of this M&E activity was to assess as to how far the intentions originally associated with the internship programme had been accomplished, in a sample of NCOEs (n=5)  and internship schools (n=10).  The evaluation approach was participative and quality oriented.  The evaluation team consisted of one international consultant, one national consultant and representatives from the Ministry of Education, the National Institute of Education and M&E and MDTU units of the GTZ Project

Development of a Sample Monitoring & Evaluation Instrument

Development of an Education Management Information System implemented by the University Grants Commission funded by the World Bank – 2000/2001

MGC reviewed the existing information system in the University sector comprising 25 institutions, to determine the user requirements for the development of an integrated EMIS for the sector, and to recommend an assignment of another consultant to develop software for implementation of EMIS with telephonic networking 

This review/ study was undertaken for a Project implemented by the International Corporation Division of the University Grants Commission financed by the World Bank 

The objectives of the project were,

-    Improve mechanisms for the collection and analysis of data, thereby provide a sound basis for effective policy development and planning.

-    Improve capacity for monitoring and coordination of activity and internal and external reporting across the university sector 

In order to achieve the above objectives the International Corporation Division of the UGC initiated two studies, one on the development of an integrated Education Management Information System (EMIS) and the other on the development of a Financial Management System (FMS).  Both studies were to run in parallel.  The findings were expected to commission other consultants to develop software for the implementation of the EMIS and the FMS

Development of MIS & M&E System for PTCRRMP & PTLiSPP ICT - 2009

In response to the tsunami of 26 December 2004, the Post-Tsunami Coastal Rehabilitation and Resource Management Programme (PTCRRMP) was implemented to assist the communities devastated by the disaster to recover their assets and re-establish the foundation of their usual economic activities, while diversifying into new, profitable income-generating activities.  The programme was implemented in the districts of Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee 

As the programme had been progressing, a relevant monitoring and evaluation processes was vital to ensure that the short-term, medium term and long-term objectives were met at desired levels.  Therefore, PTCRRMP and the Post-Tsunami Livelihoods Support and Partnership Programme (PT-LiSPP) decided to develop a Management Information System, which includes a project website cum information source of accounting, finance and monitoring and evaluation 

MGC developed the guidelines for MIS and M&E system and trained the staff on the web based, decentralized MIS system to run, upload and produce reports through the system

Distribution, Availability & Re-usability of Textbooks - 2002

General Education Project II funded by the World Bank 

The Educational Publications Department (EPD) of the Ministry of Education had provided free textbooks to students in all the subjects up to G.C.E. O/L.  However, due to several constraints the books did not reach the students in time 

The textbooks were considered a valuable learning aid in the classroom and the World Bank funded General Education Project II (GEP II) decided on appointing a consultancy company to study the textbook distribution system and make recommendations to improve it 

The specific tasks of the assignment:

  • Study the distribution system followed by the EPD.  Propose improvements to the existing system and present recommendations to make the distribution more efficient, taking into account the implementation of Multiple Book Option (MB) in the future
  • Determine the availability of textbooks in the school
  • Study the system followed in schools regarding the re-use of textbooks and evolves an effective system of implementation in line with the EPD 3-year book use