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The Developing Effective Private Education in Nigeria (DEEPEN) is a DFID project which aims to improve education for girls and boys in Lagos State, Nigeria.
It seeks to create an enabling environment for private schools, particularly those that educate poor children, to improve learning conditions and raise performance standards across the sector.
This report presents a review of the DEEPEN Programme.
Its core design, which is based on the M4P framework, focuses on facilitating change and supporting innovation in the large and rapidly growing private education market in the state.
This ex-ante theory-based review of DEEPEN was designed to assess key features of its programme design against the core expectations of the M4P framework. It also compared it with other M4P programmes on these core expectations.
The methodology adopted to undertake this two-tiered review was done in three steps:
- review of literature and available case evidence
- case selection
- case analysis