Cordaid in Democratic Republic of Congo
Cordaid has been active in DR Congo since the 1970s, and has built up an extensive network of partner organizations. Cordaid wants the people of DR Congo to once again be able to contribute to the development of their country’s basic facilities and work towards peace, safety and justice. Our work in five different yet related sectors helps achieve this:
Cordaid makes health care more accessible and improves the quality of care in 24 out 26 provinces. Our Results-Based Financing (RBF) approach, enables patients to have a say in the way they are treated and safeguards quality of and access to health care services in DR Congo.
Child & Education
Cordaid uses RBF to improve the Congolese education system. RBF helps to achieve increased quantity (more children in school) and higher quality (improved learning outcomes and relevance).
Lobby & Advocacy
Cordaid aims to restore the social contract and the trust between ruling classes and the population in a fragile context. We do this by promoting the adoption of new legislation and policies that respond to the aspirations of the people.
Security & Justice
Cordaid’s aim is to contribute to a stable and peaceful DR Congo. We set up legal clinics to strengthen community knowledge on the functioning of judicial, security and administrative institutions.
Cordaid gives girls and women a voice in a context where it is not usual for women to speak up for themselves. It boosts their confidence and allows them to plan their future, find work and gain independence.
Pascasie, a peer educator at the health center of Combo, South Kivu (© Martin van der Beelen/Cordaid)
Partners and donors
Cordaid DR Congo manages funds from the Government of the Netherlands, the VPT World Fund and the World Bank. We have benefited through our headquarters funds from many other sources, including 288,000 private donors. In 2016, a total of 37,551,643 million Euros was spent on development programs in DR Congo through Cordaid. 14% of the budget was directly managed by more than 35 public and private partners.