CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS AT THE LOCAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS
We shared our project objectives/implementation plan and obtained stakeholder feedback to facilitate stakeholder engagement and support. We held consultative meetings that involved (i) individual meetings with education experts and research scholars, and (ii) small group meetings with local stakeholders.
The individual consultative meetings included meeting with the ERO chief, university faculty, research scholars from New Era, (an NGO that implemented a World Bank School Education study), and an independent consultant to World Bank.
Small group meetings with stakeholders included a series of meetings with the chief of district education and coordination committee, chief of BMC education office, former regional director of education, former district education officer, and school inspectors.