Objectives and Outcomes

DFID’s EDOREN project, managed by Oxford Policy Management, ended in June 2018. This page provides a short summary view of EDOREN’s aimed-for objectives.


  1. To embed research, evaluation and learning in DFID’s education sector support in Nigeria.
  2. To enhance national capacities to generate and use quality educational data, research and evaluation for policy and strategy making.

EDOREN’s primary task will be to add value to the performance of DFID Nigeria’s education portfolio, particularly Girls Education Project (GEP3: 2012-2020); Developing Effective Private Education in Nigeria (DEEPEN: 2013-2018); the Teacher Development Programme (TDP: 2013-2018); and the well-established Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN: 2008-2014).  It addition, it will contribute, selectively and strategically, to building and strengthening capacity to generate and use data, research and evaluation for basic education beyond the borders of individual projects.

EDOREN will deliver three outcomes by March 2017:


  1. Enhanced use of quality assessed education data, innovative research and evaluation in DFID’s basic education project portfolio and by the Nigerian States which the portfolio serves and supports.
  2. Enhanced capacities to generate and use high quality education data, research and evaluation for better basic education policy and practice in States supported by DFID’s basic education portfolio, and nationally.
  3. Enhanced availability of quality assessed data and innovative education research and evaluation to inform DFIDN’s next round of basic education sector programming (2016).

7218225466_067ba83c6b_bEDOREN will operationalise its programme through five inter-related work streams and underlying strategy, capacity building, and political economy analysis (PEA).

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