Audit of USAID/Nepal's Education for Income Generation Program
USAID/Nepal adjust, if cost-effective, the eligibility requirements for targeted beneficiaries of the Education for Income Generation Program to include a limited number of disadvantaged residents older than 30 who could
benefit from program interventions so as to allow youth in more remote, sparsely populated communities to participate in the program.
USAID/Nepal direct its contractor to modify the program's database to include actual final test scores, instead of recording only pass-fail information, to enable the contractor to identify weaknesses and tailor its interventions to address the educational needs of beneficiaries.
USAID/Nepal direct its contractor to include final test scores in its formal reporting procedures.
USAID/Nepal determine the cause of the lower tests score in the Karnali Zone and make adjustments, as necessary, to tailor the literacy, life skills, and entrepreneurship training component of the Education for Income
Generation Program to better assist beneficiaries there.
USAID/Nepal work with its contractor to include more math content in its literacy, life skills, and entrepreneurship training curriculum.
USAID/Nepal clarify the " retaining quality employment " indicator it is using to measure the impact of the Education for Income Generation Program's vocational education component.
USAID/Nepal take steps to ensure that assessment results are accurately attributed from the statistical samples to the rest of the population and that accurate projections are reflected in upcoming progress reports.