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Live, Learn and Play Final Performance Evaluation Report


This final evaluation highlights the performance and activities of the Live, Learn and Play (LLP) pilot activity after two years of implementation.
This unique public-private partnership (PPP) between the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) and USAID/Washington offers substantial opportunities for examination in terms of lessons learned—not only for “sport for development” programs, but also for PPPs and issues of sustainability.

Live, Learn and Play is a three-year pilot activity funded through a PPP between USAID/Washington and the NBA. The project works with youth aged 13 to 18 years old through basketball and physical education (PE) coaches in middle and high schools and basketball clubs to train youth in a leadership curriculum. Senegal was chosen due to the presence of the elite Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) basketball academy based in Thiès that was launched in 2002 by a former NBA player originally from Senegal.

The program evaluation sought to answer key questions:
1. To what degree and how has LLP developed young people’s competence in terms of leadership and citizenship?
2. How do local communities feel about LLP?
3A. What effect has LLP had on coaches’ capacity to work effectively?
3B. How has LLP been experienced differently by girls and boys and male and female coaches? Does LLP have other gender dimensions?
4. To what extent has JSI contributed to building the institutional and organizational capacity of Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED)?
5. To what extent are LLP activities linked to “sport for development” sustainable?
6. What lessons can be learned from strategies to develop public-private partnerships (PPPs) within the LLP framework?

This report provides answers to those questions as well as recommendations for stakeholders. JSI/Live, Learn and Play, 2016.

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