The World Bank Board of Directors has recently approved the Quality and Relevance of Secondary and Tertiary Education Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project, worth a total of $200 million, is partly financed by an IDA grant ($70m) and partly by an IDA loan ($130m).
The focus is on Secondary education (40%), Tertiary education (25%) and Vocational training (35%).
The project’s objectives are to: (i) improve the teaching and learning of mathematics
and science in general secondary education, and (ii) enhance the relevance of TVET in priority sectors at secondary and tertiary education levels.
The project represents the first phase of a broader effort to support the government in addressing supply side challenges at the post-primary level, building upon achievements made at the primary education level. It will focus on improving the quality of mathematics and science teaching and learning in secondary education; and on strengthening the relevance of secondary and tertiary TVET, complemented by system interventions to improve governance and steering of the sector.
The objectives are to be achieved through the following components:
- Improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in general secondary education (US$101.2 million)
Enhance the relevance of TVET in priority sectors at secondary and tertiary
education levels (US$86.8 million)
Project Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation (US$12.0 million)
More information can be found on the project website, where the Project Appraisal Document (PAD) can be found.