Recent Projects Executed

CSR has recently been involved in ground-breaking studies as indicated below.

 

No. Research Projects Client Summary of the project focus
1 Literacy Boost baseline assessment for Nakaseke and Luwero Districts Save the Children International  

The main objective of this baseline survey is to establish the current status of children in CHANCE schools on literacy (oral fluency and reading comprehension). Specifically the baseline will establish the extent to which children in chance schools are competent in the 5 key reading skills that include

2 Mobile Literacy Project Urban Planet The purpose of the external evaluation of the Mobile Literacy Uganda project (MLIT-Uganda) was to: (1) assess the program’s effect on improving parental support for literacy in the home and grade 1 children’s reading ability in Uganda; (2) identify particular aspects of program design and participation and their link to program outcomes; and (3) use the data and results to inform program scale-up.

 

3. School Health and Reading Program. USAID/MoES The purpose of this project is to deliver high-quality technical assistance and material inputs designed to strengthen the education system’s ability to serve as a vehicle for both academic excellence and positive health-seeking behaviors. Effective implementation of this project will result in improved reading ability for at least 3.5 million children.

 

4 Monitoring and Evaluation of the Primary Education Quality Enhancement Initiative

(April to October, 2011)

Ministry of Education and Sports-MoES This evaluation took place in the 12 poorly performing districts. It was carried out in 225 schools and was intended to provide data for tracking progress made, document lessons learned as well as establishing correctional measures that had to be made for the Initiative to achieve its intended objectives.
5 School Feeding Study in Universal Primary and secondary Schools in Uganda

(June to November, 2011)

Uganda National Teachers’ Union-UNATU The purpose of this project was to ascertain viable school feeding arrangements in universal primary and secondary schools. It was carried out in10 districts which included: Wakiso; Gulu; Mbarara; Masaka; Jinja; Arua;Mbale; Soroti; Nakapiripirit; and Hoima.
6 Evaluation of the Community Renewed ownership for West Nile Schools Project Royal Netherlands Embassy This evaluation took place West Nile between April and November 2011. It was intended to provide data for tracking improvement made, document lessons learned as well as establishing correctional measures that had to be made for the Intervention to achieve its intended objectives.
7 Baseline Survey on Youth Employment

(June to December, 2011)

Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda The purpose of this was to examine the challenges youth were facing in the process of creating their own jobs. It was part of the job stimulus project that later recommended that there was need to avail youth with venture capital to enable them start their own jobs.
8 Assessment of Innovations initiated by youth in Uganda

(June to December, 2011)

Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda The purpose of this study was to identify the numerous innovations youth were involved in to kick-start a process of replicating them across the country.
9 Assessment of the language used in the transaction class Hewlett Foundation This study focused assessment of the language used in the primary school transaction class. This study significantly informed the USAID concept note for the new school health and reading program. The team that conducted this study was led by Dr. Robinah Kyeyune (Literacy Advisor, School Health and Reading Program in Uganda)
10 Collection of Data on Learners’ oral reading fluency and comprehension that will be used to set English Benchmarks for children in P4.

(June to November, 2011)

Hewlett Foundation The purpose of this study was to assess Learners’ oral reading fluency and comprehension that will be used to set English Benchmarks for children in P4. This study also significantly informed the USAID concept note for the new school health and reading program.

Again the team that conducted this study was led by Dr. Robinah Kyeyune (Literacy Advisor, School Health and Reading Program in Uganda)

11 Assessment of Literacy actors in the field of early Literacy and how their strategies relate to suggested methods by the MoES

(June to November, 2011)

Hewlett Foundation The purpose of this study was to assess existing Literacy Actors in the field of early Literacy and how their strategies relate to suggested methods by the MoES. Dr. Robinah Kyeyune (Literacy Advisor, School Health and Reading Program in Uganda) led the team that conducted this study
12  The relationship between the Thematic Curriculum and the PTE Curriculum Hewlett Foundation The purpose of this study to was to ascertain how the two curricula guide teachers to successfully teach children early literacy skills. This work was executed by Dr. Robinah Kyeyune (Literacy Advisor, School Health and Reading Program in Uganda) between May and December, 2011.
13 Assessment of available reading materials for the various languages used in early primary instruction. Hewlett Foundation The purpose of this study was to examine available local reading materials across the country to inform future decisions regarding preparation of local language materials. This exercise was executed between May and November 2011.
14 Situation Analysis of Children Living with Disabilities in Primary schools Located in QEI Districts CSR The purpose of this study was uncover the situation of children living with disabilities across the country to attract the attention of relevant policy makers in a bid to improve primary school facilities in Uganda’s rural areas.
15 HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among Teachers in poorly performing  Districts CSR  This study was intended to investigate KAP of teachers in poorly performing districts to inform the Education HIV Prevention Strategic Plan
16 Situation Analysis of Students Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda’s Urban Secondary Schools (Jan 2012 to date) CSR The study aimed at investigating the situation of students living with HIV/AIDS in secondary schools
17. Factors Associated with Increased HIV/AIDS prevalence among youth aged between 15 and 24 years of age

(July 2012 to date)

Frederich Ebert Stiftung Given the fact that the 2011 AIDS indicator survey revealed that HIV/AIDS prevalence had increased among youth between 15 and 24 years, this study aimed at finding out why this had become the trend.
18. An investigation into sexual and reproductive health services accessed by youth in rural Uganda.

(July 2012 to date)

Frederich Ebert Stiftung
19 Causes and effects of cross-generational sexual relationships in urban secondary schools

(August 2012 to date)

CSR Given the increasing cases of cross-generational sex, this study aimed examining the underlying causes and effects of this behavior among secondary school students.