ASK leading a consortium of reputable engineering offices implemented “Evaluation of the Jordan School Construction and Rehabilitation Project (JSP)” for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) targeting 128 schools in Jordan including 11,000 students, 1,120 faculty members, parents and local community members. The goal of the project was to support the Ministry of Education’s efforts in enhancing the learning environments in 128 schools as part of Jordan’s led Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy initiative.
Worth $199 million, USAID’s project comprised of constructing 28 new schools and rehabilitating 100 existing ones across Jordan. The project’s primary focus was to reduce overcrowding in public schools, replace rented and double-shifted schools, and provide safe school environments to respond to the needs of the Ministry of Education’s reform efforts.
ASK was commissioned to evaluate the impact of USAID’s project on school community stakeholders and beneficiaries in the before-mentioned 128 schools. ASK, as the educational expert with substantial experience in Monitoring and Evaluation services, was selected to lead a consortium that it brought together with top Jordanian engineering firms for the evaluation of USAID’s multimillion, large-scale JSP project.
The impact of the project was wide where ASK provided a comprehensive report that offered conclusions and lessons learned on its achievements and its impact on school community members in all 128 schools. Most importantly, the report offered action-oriented recommendations to carry out and improve similar future interventions.