Client: British Council Middle East Region
We conducted a baseline survey of the British Council managed ELT English for the Future project involving Ministries of Education in Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (particularly Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Qatar and Yemen. The aim of this process was to determine the project’s potential effectiveness and impact and to recommend strategies for sustainability. The process involved UK Global Opportunities Fund input to Saudi Arabian vocational and education training (VET) in the Ministry of Labour.
We followed this study up two years later by providing an independent evaluation of the project’s impact in terms of how far British Council activity had influenced the teaching and learning of English across the region.
The findings of this survey provided input into the British Council’s plans to merge their Middle East Region (MED: Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE and Oman) and Near East and North Africa Region (NENA: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia).