The proposed intervention is to finalise construction of 14 County
Education Centres (CECs) such that they become operational. The CECs
will predominantly be used for the in-service training of teachers,
although they will eventually also be used for government training for
other sectors, such as health and agriculture. They will also
potentially be used by County Education Departments as resource hubs and
This report and presentation outline the intervention and rationale. Intervention options, recommendations, cost-benefit analysis,
training and risk are discussed.
Summary and recommendations include:
- Channelling money through USAID is most cost-effective
- Cost-benefit analysis shows the project is better than counterfactual
- UNOPS should be pushed hard to lower costs (other management providers
should not be ruled out for negotiations)
- Project benefits are completely contingent on actual use of CECs -
clear risk management and mitigation strategy should be adopted from
Colquhoun, H. Assignment Report: Economic Appraisal - Expansion of the County Education Centres Project - For South Sudan. HDRC, UK (2011) 49 pp.