Deadline: 08-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The project will set up and manage 90 community-based childcare centers in 90 randomly selected villages in the province of Kongo Central. At least 1260 women with children aged one to five will be recruited in the villages to participate to the project. The intervention will be implemented in close coordination with the Western Growth Poles project and will be evaluated a through randomized control trial. Working under the supervision of the WB, the selected firm will be expected to (i) successfully set up and manage the community-based childcare centers, (ii) work in close collaboration with the Ministry of education, SNV and all the stakeholders, (iii) collaborate with the GIL on the impact evaluation of the intervention.
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 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of Africa’s most rapidly growing economies. Since 2010 economic growth has exceeded the average for Sub-Saharan Africa by two percentage points, projected to reach over 10% growth in 2015. However, the DRC has some of the worst health and nutrition indicators in the world and is ranked last (#187) in the 2013 Human Development Report. As such, the DRC is not on track to achieve any of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially those related to Maternal and Child Health.
The higher level objective to which this project would contribute is to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the health system in order to improve human development outcomes. Improvements in efficiency and effectiveness, in turn, should boost confidence in these systems and may lead to an increase in overall investment in the social sectors.
The proposed project development objective is to improve utilization and quality of maternal and child health services in targeted areas.