Community Participation in How Is My School Doing Project

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Key Information

In early 2017 the Ministry of Education (or MINERD, for its Spanish acronym) launched the "How is My School Doing" initiative (Cómo Va Mi Escuela or CVME, for its Spanish acronym), which aims at improving accountability relationships at the community level and address governance challenges that affect learning environments and outcomes. The intervention consists of introducing a participatory-based monitoring approach to be piloted in primary and lower secondary schools through a citizen scorecard. CVME also seeks to establish a measurement system to monitor progress levels towards goals set by school communities themselves in a rigorous manner. This project will support the piloting and institutionalization of CMVE approach to improve education management and, ultimately, education quality.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


2017 - 2021


Dominican Republic


Not applicable or unknown

Dominican Republic Ministry of Education

COVID-19 Response


Government Affiliation


Ministry Affiliation


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Other


  • School quality

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary

Other populations reached

  • Boys in school

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community-based monitoring (e.g. school report cards)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)

Cross-cutting goals

  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms