Universalia was mandated to conduct a girl-centred participatory evaluation of the Nike Foundation-funded 12+ Girls’ Health and Social Asset Building Programme (the 12+ programme). The evaluation has taken the format of a girl-centred, participatory evaluation, of which the evaluation findings will be used to generate change for girls at local and international policy levels. Evaluation data will be collected for 12+ programme evaluation purposes, as well as to inform a longer-term longitudinal study. Data collection will therefore focus on a formative and summative evaluation of the 12+ programme, as well as an evaluation of the longer-term impact of 12+ programming. Overall, the evaluation has been designed to assess the extent to which changes in knowledge, behaviour, and intent could be attributed to the 12+ programme, by collecting and analyzing data from girls who are participating in the programme, as well as from those who are not. The primary recipient of the consultancy is the Ministry of Health, Rwanda; the 12+ Monitoring and Evaluation Sub Committee; and the 12+ Steering Committee.
Universalia has established a consortium partnership with Laterite Limited, a social and economic research firm based in Kigali, Rwanda, for executing the assignment. While Universalia holds responsibility for assignment oversight, Laterite Limited is responsible for data collection in-country, including enumerator training and coordination of the data collection process, and data cleaning. Universalia is accountable to the client, and is responsible for quality assurance, team management, coordination, data analysis and reporting. The evaluation team is also expected contribute to academic literature by seeking the publication of evaluation findings in peer-reviewed journals.