Projet d’Amélioration de la Qualité d’Éducation (PAQUE program)

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Key Information

From 2018-2021 Cordaid played a major implementing role in improving the educational system in 12 of the 26 provinces of DR Congo as Technical Assistance Agency. They assisted the DRC Education Ministry in applying a Performance-Based Financing (PBF) approach in 1350 primary schools. Girls’ enrolment and school retention is particularly important in this program. The program will pay a school more for an enrolled girl than for a boy.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2018 - 2021


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

DRC ministry of Education


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary enrollment

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Reducing economic barriers

  • Conditional cash transfers to schools

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Gender parity and non-discrimination are promoted at all subjects/education levels

Cross-cutting goals

  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms