What we do
Cordaid strengthens education systems by means of RBF in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR).
In DRC we implement a large-scale RBF project in 14 provinces, covering approximately 1350 primary schools and improving access to education for 500.000 children.
In the CAR, where we work in post-conflict affected areas, we combine emergency aid interventions, like construction and rehabilitation of schools, with the results-based financed development.
All our interventions are implemented in full alignment with the ministries of education in the project countries. Cordaid’s projects contribute to the specific goals of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4): ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.
- increase equal access to primary and secondary level education for girls and boys;
- make learning environments safer;
- increase the quality of education, as a result of which learning outcomes of children improve.
We pursue this mainly, but not exclusively, in a results-based manner, engaging with all relevant actors within the education chain and striving for more autonomy and cost-efficiency of educational systems. The RBF approach entails a direct link between funding and results: schools are only paid when they can demonstrate that more children, particularly girls, are enrolled and that the learning environment has improved as well.
SDG 4 is not only a goal in itself. Ensuring inclusive and equitable education is a means to accomplish other SDGs as well, such as SDG 3 on health, SDG 5 on gender equality, and SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth.
Education systems are burdened with various sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) concerns such as unwanted pregnancies, sexual abuse, and early marriage. This negatively influences enrollment and attendance rates and the quality of learning, which may lead to early drop-out. In order to prevent girls from dropping out of school, Cordaid sexual and reproductive health and rights education at schools.
This video shows how we use RBF to improve education in DR Congo: