Basic Education and Policy Support Activity (BEPS)

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How BEPS works?

BEPS is an Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC)-type project that provides specialized technical support. As part of its core contract, CAII and its partners conduct activities in each of the following technical areas:

  • Educational policy appraisals and/or assessments;
  • Short-term training events in policy dialogue, reform, basic education, and crisis country activities;
  • In-country, regional, or US short-term training activities;
  • Pilot projects, feasibility studies, and applied research; and
  • Education reform activities in crisis countries.

In addition, BEPS provides general and administrative support, including widespread information dissemination and collaboratory efforts with other projects, donors, and organizations. BEPS interventions can also involve buy-in from USAID missions or global bureaus. USAID missions, regional bureaus and/or global bureaus first identify educational needs and draft a scope of work, which is submitted to BEPS. In response, BEPS drafts a proposal broadly outlining an approach, timeline, key personnel and budget. Upon reaching agreement with the requesting USAID office, the BEPS proposal becomes a task order. The BEPS team fields staff, manages, and monitors activities in close collaboration with USAID.

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