USAID/Jordan requested the services of the Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) to assess the public school construction process in Jordan to enable the Mission to better support capacity building among partners involved in school construction with the ultimate objective of improving the efficiency of implementation, utilization, and the quality of school construction activities. The Statement of Work for the assessment is contained in Annex 1.
Over the past 12 years, substantial effort has been made to improve systems and outcomes under the public school system. This has entailed activities to revise policies and improve early childhood education, professional development, and school infrastructure. However, most of the interventions related to the school infrastructure have focused on outputs rather than outcomes. To this end, indicators have primarily measured the number of schools constructed and expanded rather than enhancing the efficiency of the entire process and hence, the quality of infrastructure polices and projects.