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Conducting gender analysis of education budget allocation and spending of 2016-17,2017-18 and budgeting processes of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Punjab and Sindh provincial Departments of Education.
Plan International Inc. is an international, humanitarian, child focused development organization without any religious, political or governmental affiliations. Plan is committed to achieving a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan International Inc. commenced its operations in Pakistan in 1997 and the organization is currently implementing its programs and advocacy campaigns in different parts of country.
Plan International Inc works in partnership with local stake holders essentially focusing on children and their families, communities and their organizations, with government departments and like-minded development agencies.
Because I am a Girl (BIAAG) is Plan International Inc’s global campaign aiming at empowerment of girls in all spheres of life with emphasis on education. In Pakistan, BIAAG Campaign was aligned with International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2012 as declared by the UN General Assembly on the first ever celebration of the day. The advocacy component of BIAAG Campaign in Pakistan focuses on raising legal age of girls’ marriage from existing 16 years to 18 and increase in girls’ access to education through increase in education budget for girls.
The constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 states that “State shall be responsible for eradication of illiteracy and provision of free and compulsory education up to secondary level, within minimum possible time”1. In addition, the article 25A-Right to Education-of the Constitution says that “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law”.
2Official statistics (2015-16) released by the Federal Education Ministry of Pakistan give a bleak picture of education for all, especially for girls. The overall literacy rate is 60 per cent, while only 49 per cent of girls are literate.
The Pakistan Education Statistics 2015-16 reports that there are total 145,829 primary schools (Boys 79,785 Girls 46,958 Mixed 19,086) out of which 125,573 (86%) are in public sector while 20,256 (14%) are in private sector. The number of schools at Middle (Elementary level, Grade 8) drastically drops to 45,680 (Boys 9,330 Girls 9,352 and Mixed 26,998) where the alarming fact is that only 16,862 (37%) are in public sector while majority of the schools i.e. 28,818 (63%) are in private sector. The same is the situation at the higher level and out of the total schools i.e. 31,740 (Boys 9,310 Girls 6,816 Mixed 15,614) only 12,732 (40%) are in public sector and 19,008 (60%) are in private sector3.
According to the same report, among the 51.17 million children in Pakistan (between 5 to 16 years), only 29 million (16 m boys and 13 m girls) attend an education institution (government or private), leaving 22.6 million (boys 10.6 m and girls 12 m) children out of school. As a result, this is an alarming situation and globally Pakistan is second in terms of out of school children after Nigeria4.
Plan International Inc International Pakistan would like to hire a consultant to conduct a gender analysis of pre-primary to secondary level education budget allocation and spending for the period of 2016-17 and 2017-18 along with budgeting processes of
Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Punjab and Sindh provincial departments of education to inform gender responsive budgeting and fund allocation going forward.
The objectives of the analysis include:
1. An analysis of the situation of women, men [teachers and employees], girls and boys [students] in the education sector;
2. An assessment of the extent to which education sector policy addresses the (gendered) situation;
3. An assessment as to whether education budget allocations are adequate to implement the gender-responsive policy;
4. Monitoring of whether the money was spent as Plan International Incned, what was delivered and to whom;
5. An assessment of whether the education policy as implemented changed the situation described in the first step in the direction of greater gender equality.
6. Propose corrective measures to facilitate government to the attainment of the relevant sustainable development goals (SDGs).
7. Utilise the analysis for training of budget and Plan International Incning officers of education department on gender responsive budgeting
Process step 6 to be followed for conducting this analysis.
The analysis should be done in four parts:
Part 1: Getting Started. This section will provide background information on Gender Responsive Budgets of the education department.
Part 2: Understanding the Context. This section will provide information on the budget process, different groups involved in its preparation and potential entry points for beginning gender responsive budget work.
Part 3: Implementing a Gender-responsive Budget. This section will address the practical issues involved in education budget implementation. It will include discussion on assessing the situation on the ground, who could be involved and their potential roles, and issues affecting the sustainability of the initiatives. Case studies can also be included in this section, as well as suggestions on how to access resources.
Part 4: Applying the Analytical Framework. The final section looks on the data required to analyze the situation of men, women, boys and girls; on how to assess the gender- responsiveness of policies; and on how to determine budgetary outputs and outcomes.
This analysis will be conducted through an alliance with education department, UN agencies and education networks like Alif Ailan and others where government education department will be requested to lead the assignment. However, Plan International Inc will handle operational matters and provide technical inputs. The analysis may also provide evidence to the stakeholder to evolve new approaches for making the budgets and reporting gender responssive.
Key Stakeholders should be consulted during the Analysis
The consultations are expected from policy makers, the budget allocators, budget utilizers and end users. UNESCO, Alif Eilaan, Girls’ Ediucation alliance. It will start from parliamentarians, political leadership, secretaries of education education, budget wing officers of Finance Department, budget and Plan International Incning chiefs at the P & D and Education Departments, Directors of education, district level DDOs.
Generally the intended audience of the report are policy makers, the budget allocators, budget utilizers and end users. UNESCO, Alif Ailaan, Girls’ Ediucation alliance. It starts from parliamentarians, political leadership, secretaries of education education, budget wing officers of Finance Department, budget and Plan International Incning chiefs at the P & D and Education Departments, Directors of education, district level DDOs.
The following deliverables are expected:
∙An inception report, based on secondary data, with a detailed work Plan International Inc, methodology and data collection instruments/tools
∙A draft report for the analysis
∙A final report after incorporating comments from Plan International Inc team and other players in MS word (page size A4)
∙A hard copy printed and bound (excluding spiral one) with the pages containing graphs, figures and pictures printed in colour.
∙Summary report translated in Urdu designed on coral draw (page size 6.5”X9.5”).
∙Presentation containing methodology and key finding
∙Logos and pictures (with written consent form of the person(s), duly signed) in report should also be submitted in original form separately along with final report.
∙All materials produced by the study including hard copy of the report and raw data either in SPSS, excel, FGD and IDI transcripts in soft form.
∙The consultant will be responsible to present most significant findings to the Plan International Inc Management and key stakeholders in a meeting / workshop, to get their feedback on critical areas.
∙Share findings with Plan International Inc Pakistan and local stakeholder in dissemination workshop for feedback
∙Final report after addressing comments of all stakeholders.
below is the report format to be used for gender analysis of the budget of public sector financing on education at all levels and situation analysis of girls’ education in the country should have as minimum includes:
Standard cover sheet; having data on (title of the study, completion date, evaluator, programme name, Plan International Inc’s and governments’logos)
Executive Summary (Having contents; Objectives, Methods, results & conclusion)
1. Literature review
2. Methodology (having below mentioned components)
a. Objectives of the study
b. Study Design
c. Documentation Review and data analysis (Allocation of budget for education: Current and development from the master budget document.
4. Findings should be presented as:
i. An analysis of the situation of women, men, girls and boys in the education sector;
ii. An assessment of the extent to which education sector policy addresses the (gendered) situation described in the first step;
iii. An assessment as to whether education budget allocations are adequate to implement the gender-responsive policy;
iv. Monitoring of whether the money was spent as Plan International Incned, what was delivered and to whom;
v. An assessment of whether the education policy as implemented changed the situation described in the first step in the direction of greater gender equality.
7. Annexure [TOR, data collection tools, case studies…]
Following lists must be given at the start;
1. Table of contents (automatically generated)
2. List of Figures
3. List of Tables
4. Acronyms and abbreviations
Note: The report shall not be longer than 30 pages excluding annexes.
The period for the consultancy should not exceed 6 weeks starting from mid May 2018to June 30, 2018.
For this assignment the allocated budget is Pak rupees 2.5 million inclusive of all government applicable taxes. Kindly furnish separate quotes for budget analysis of federal, Punjab and Sindh
Terms of payment shall be 50% on approval of the inception report and tools, 30% upon submission of the 1st draft report and 20% on submission of approved final report. Professional fees, administrative costs related to transport, accommodation and stationary will be handled by the consultant.
We invite interested candidates to submit the following application documents:
a)Expression of interest addressing expertise and track record – max 2 pages;
b)Proposed methodology and rationale, budget and timeline;
d)One example of previous similar work.
The financial proposal must be submitted in Pak Rupees with a detailed break up of all activities budgeted for, showing unit, unit cost and duration.
Required Competencies of the Consultant
∙Proven track record of gender specific budget analysis
∙Experience and expertise of Understanding education sector of Pakistan, gender dimentions and budget analysis are highly required
∙Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills
∙Proven track record of designing and conducting training of government departments
The researcher must follow Ethical Principles7 for involving human subjects in a research and obtain written/ verbal consent from the human subjects. Permission from elder must be sought if the children under 18 years are involved as subjects. The researcher must ensure signed informed consent of each child and his/ her parents after explaining purpose of the study and its usage. Individual responses should not be shared to observe confidentiality of data. Plan International Inc has to ensure that no risk or harm is involved in this study. Study findings has to provide evidence to implementers and Plan International Incners in that it will benefit the population overall. The researcher should understand and sign child protection policy of Plan International Inc International, Pakistan at time of signing agreement with Plan International Inc. In case, the report contains photos; the consultant has to take written consent from the photographed person, on a form will be shared by Plan International Inc and should be submitted in original form separately along with final report. Moreover, to protect the children, do not use their real names when providing a quote in the report. The preferred style for giving reference to an individual child is to provide the false name instead of its real name, age and where he/she is from. The researcher shall avoid plagiarism of any kind and abide by the principle of intellectual property and joint data ownership in the case of study carried out in collaboration with others. The final report will be scanned for potential plagiarism and the study report will be rejected if the copied contents exceed 10%.
The technical and financial proposals (both in soft and hard form) should be sent in separate sealed envelopes, marked on the top right-hand corner ”Gender analysis of education budget allocation and spending in the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 and budgeting processes of federal and provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh. (envelopes must contain the soft copy of the proposal on a CD).
Please submit proposals to The Country Director, Plan International Inc International – Pakistan, 3rd Floor, Kamran Center, 85-East, Blue Area Islamabad, Pakistan by or before the close of business on 15 May 2018. For further information please visit the official Plan International Inc Pakistan web site http://www.planpakistan.org
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Plan International Inc reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and is not bound to any legal claim in this regard. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. If any queries arise they may be directed through e-mail.
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