Independent report

Evaluation of the Technical Assistance Component of DFID India’s Education Portfolio

Effectiveness of DFID’s Technical Assistance in transferring useful knowledge, skills and practices to key personnel in India’s secondary education school delivery system, ultimately aiming to improve teaching and learning outcomes.



During Inception, it was agreed with DFID India that the evaluation focus should be on lessons learning and generating evidence rather than accountability.

The specific objectives of the evaluation are to develop an evidence base to demonstrate:

  • which methods work well and which work less well, and under what conditions, in the design and delivery of TA in India
  • what lessons can be learned from TA in India that can usefully be applied in other contexts
  • how DFID can best design and manage TA
Published 25 July 2017