Education Quality Improvement Project (EQUIP)

  • P Project/Program

I Inactive

Key Information

The development objectives of the Education Quality Improvement Project for Democratic Republic of Congo are to: (a) improve quality of learning in primary education; and (b) strengthen sector management. The project comprises of three components. The first component, quality of learning in primary education aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning in primary education through a conducive education environment enabled by the strengthening of early childhood education (ECE), improved training and support to teachers, and the provision of instructional materials. It consists of following sub-components: (i) strengthening the ECE system for quality service provision; (ii) enhancing teacher effectiveness; and (iii) supporting the supply chain of learning and teaching materials. The second component, strengthen sector management aims to improve knowledge of sector performance and to build systems of accountability to be leveraged in support of improved learning outcomes at the school level, with a special emphasis on girls’ learning. It consists of following sub-components: (i) institutionalizing standardized student learning assessment; (ii) institutionalizing accountability in the administrative and pedagogical support chain through the performance-based financing (PBF) approach and program; and (iii) support to girls’ education. The third component, management, monitoring and evaluation (M and E) of the program will support activities to ensure effective project implementation and coordination, and the M and E of project outcomes.

Lead Implementing Government(s)

Democratic Republic of the Congo


Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2017 - 2022


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and Induction to New Citizenship


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Early childhood development


  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Teachers - female, Teachers - male, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Pre-school
  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Increased availability of learning materials


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Curricula, teaching and learning materials are free of gender-bias and stereotypes
  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Teachers and learners have the knowledge and skills to promote gender equality

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown