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Uzbekistan: Rural Basic Education Project

sector: Education | country: Uzbekistan

The project completion report (PCR) identified a number of lessons related to (i) the positive features of the approach used to select project beneficiaries; (ii) the executing agency’s weak capacity for procurement that should have been identified during project preparation; and (iii) the serious implementation difficulties, which were caused by the government’s procurement procedures.

This validation supports the above lessons but would like to add another crucial lesson. This relates to the baseline data that was missing in the project. The lack of basic data as the benchmark for evaluation has caused difficulties in assessing the project’s achievements; hence, the evaluation was mainly based on qualitative data.

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