From May to October 2017 Edburgh consultants was involved in evaluation of the campaign aimed at improving secondary education named 'Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan' (RMSA) initiated by Government of India. The campaign was supported by EU, the World Bank and the Department for International Development of the UK.
The main objective of the evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of various components of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Kendra (RMSA)'s scheme, including ICT in Schools, Girls' Hostel, Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage and Vocational Education.
It is also assessed to what extent the Education Sector Policy Support Programme (SPSP) 1 has contributed to achieve its expected results, notably through contributing to the Government of India's implementation of its national strategies on secondary Education/ RMSA by providing opportunities for the improvement of its policy processes and policy implementation.
In addition, the evaluation specifically analysed how this budget support has contributed to strengthen Public Finance Management, improved transparency within government systems and to stronger accountability.
As the evaluation has been succesfully completed, there is this video that shows the main finding of the project. One of the findings states that since 2009, over four million girls have enrolled. Consequently, there are now as many girls as boys at the secondary level.