This report presents the findings of the Global Life Skills Education Evaluation, commissioned by UNICEF to evaluate their support to establish sustainable and evidence-based life skills education (LSE) programmes. As per the terms of reference, the evaluation has the specific purpose of: examining where countries are with respect to accepted knowledge about components of successful LSE programmes at formal and non-formal levels; assessing whether LSE programmes are implemented from a rights-based perspective, and make additional effort to include the most at risk and/or vulnerable young people; and examining the added-value of UNICEF investments in LSE programmes in terms of their relevance, coverage, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the methodology and tools used in conducting this evaluation, and the limitations and challenges encountered. Discussions from the literature review are presented in chapter 3. Chapter 4 contains overviews of the country context and background to the LSE programmes in each of the case study countries. In Chapter 5, findings, issues and conclusions from the documentation review and the case studies are presented according to the criteria of the evaluation framework. Recommendations, including an analytical framework for LSE, are presented in Chapter 6.
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