Summary of publication
This publication is the End of Program Review for the BEAM-ARMM program.
The Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM) program was a major education and peace program of the Australian Government in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd).
BEAM–ARMM comprised four components that were distinct but integral parts of the program. Components included: (i) Early Childhood and Basic Education, (ii) School Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), (iii) Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and (iv) Alternative Delivery Model (ADM). The components were implemented by a Managing Contractor (Cardno) and through grant agreements with UNICEF, GIZ and BRAC.
The program commenced in September 2012 and was finalised on 30 June 2017. It will be succeeded by the new Education Pathways to Peace program from late 2017.
The End of Program Review was a semi-independent evaluation undertaken by short-term technical advisers engaged by the program, and the views expressed in the report are those of the team.
They sought to answer three key questions:
- To what extent did the program achieve the End of Program Outcomes?
- How appropriate were BEAM-ARMM’s institutional and governance approaches with DepEd-ARMM and other partners?
- To what extent has the program demonstrated relevance, efficiency and effectiveness through a unified approach to implementation and management? What lessons can be learned?
DFAT commissioned the Review to be forward looking. The recommendations from the End of Program Review will be used to inform the implementation and direction of the Pathways program.