The British Council, acting on behalf of the Board and Partners in UKIERI, wishes to commission an end of project evaluation. The evaluation will provide the Board and Partners, alongside their key stakeholders in India and the UK, an easy to communicate summary of the progress within the project timelines and make recommendations for ongoing programming in phase four.
The evaluation will build upon a recently conducted Evaluability Assessment, which updated the theory of change for the programme, and concluded that the structure of the UKIERI Phase three means that an impact evaluation is not advisable. It found that the outcomes of UKIERI do not have simple, congruent, proxy variables – rather they speak to leadership capacities, cross-cultural knowledge, and outcomes from a range of academic disciplines and partnerships. As such, we expect the evaluation to consider the use of a theory-based evaluation, which digs deeply into a smaller number of process evaluation questions.
The evaluation should look at the extent to which UKIERI Phase three has delivered on its initial objectives and seek to understand (from governance documents and KII) why not. The evaluation should also look at a process evaluation around the M&E processes, with a view to strengthening the ability of future evaluations to speak to higher level outcomes with more rigour.
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