The role of existing evidence in developing teacher recruitment and deployment policies in North-Western Nigeria

Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) was a five-year DFID-funded project that aimed to generate new evidence and understanding of how best to support equitable access and improved learning outcomes for all Nigerian children through innovation and sustainable education systems development.

EDOREN leaves behind a significantly altered landscape within parts of the Nigerian education system. Both policymaking and implementation – and most importantly: the thinking around evidence use, communication, and collaboration for both processes – has changed in key target states (Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Zamfara, Katsina, and Borno), as well as in parts of UBEC and the FME. In addition, the rich and detailed evidence base (that remains available) will continue to be useful to policymakers, the media, civil society organisations, and Nigerian researchers.

Most enduringly, EDOREN comprehensively changed the evidence base available for education sector research, planning, donor programming, programme monitoring, and aid implementation. EDOREN’s large-scale mixed-methods evaluations have yielded rich, high-quality quantitative data across key states that has been and will be extremely relevant for further planning beyond immediate aspects of improving those programmes.

Partners/Funders: EDOREN

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