Improvement of learning outcomes and the economic status of marginalised adolescent girls

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development's Girl's Education Challenge (DFID GEC) have partnered to implement the Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) Programme which is a three year initiative to improve the learning outcomes and economic status of 18,000 marginalized adolescent girls aged 16-19 in Nigeria. The Programme is currently being implemented in the Northern Nigerian states of Kaduna, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the metropolis of Lagos. ENGINE is guided by Coca-Cola's 5by20 initiative to economically empower five million women in its global value chain by 2020 and is implemented by Mercy Corps and other partners. About 18,000 adolescent girls who are either enrolled In-School or are currently out of school are the target of the Programme in Nigeria. ENGINE seeks to improve the lives of these 18,000 marginalized girls in the four target states by improving the quality and reach of education and ensuring new educational opportunities translate into real economic and social choices for girls.

Thus, DFID/Coca Cola/Mercy Corps contracted Preston Associates for International Development as an independent external evaluator to complete an evaluation of Coca-Cola's ENGINE programme (Baseline, Midline and Endline evaluations for 2 cycles of the Programme) of the ENGINE Programme from May, 2015 - Dec. 2016. The Preston team will provide an independent and rigorous programme evaluation by implementing a framework which will assess the process of delivery, effectiveness, Value for Money (VfM) and impact of the programme, as well as report the findings and lessons learnt throughout the process. Please Contact UK DFID/Coca Cola/Mercy Corps for further details on this assessment.