USAID ECCN policy issues brief: accelerated education for out-of-school children and youth in the DRC

Author: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network
Year: 2016
Agency: USAID
Full Citation: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network. (2016). Accelerated education for out-of-school children and youth in the DRC. (Policy issues brief)
Resource Type:
  • ECCN Resources
    • Other
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated Education
    • Alternative Education: Livelihoods / Vocational Programming
    • Policy Around Equity
  • Africa
    • DRC
Target Population(s): Learner, Youth (13 to 24)
Overview: This policy brief draws from the findings of USAID ECCN’s recent study on alternative education1 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in order to raise vital policy issues linked to achieving national and global goals for education. That study, after a careful review of relevant literature, involved fieldwork in North Kivu as well as interviews in Kinshasa with key informants from government ministries, UN agencies, the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), bilateral donor agencies, and international NGOs. This brief is intended to serve as a catalyst for government, donor, and NGO dialogue on policy issues related to increasing the provision and quality of accelerated education programs (AEPs), which provide a strategy for reaching the large number of children and youth who have missed out on basic education, particularly in regions affected by crisis and conflict. (p. 2)

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