Higher Education Readiness Program: Evaluation and Results
Launched in 2013, the Higher Education Readiness (HER) program evaluation followed a longitudinal, difference-in-differences design using mixed methods approach. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning team measured the outcomes and impacts of the HER students against a comparison group of girls from the same schools who applied but were not selected to participate in HER.
The findings of the HER program indicate that the program provided successful pathways for young women from marginalized communities in Ethiopia. The reports highlight highly contextualized, quantitative and qualitative findings of comparative and impact studies, the stories of several students and their families, as well as the potential multiplier impact of the program on the communities and schools of HER students. Additionally, all reports include best practices and lessons learned at each stage on the program implementation, program sustainability, and impacts.