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Key Information

Jointly funded and managed by UKAID and USAID, ACCELERE! is the name of our joint flagship education programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). By working together, we can support more children to access high quality education and have a shared policy voice with more influence. ACCELERE! supports the Government of DRC better to deliver universal primary education through increased access to education, and by improving learning outcomes for girls and boys. The project aims to reduce barriers to primary education by providing access to alternative/accelerated learning programmes. It will also improve the quality of primary education through teacher training and the provision of new learning/teaching materials. To build sustainable sector improvements for the long term, ACCELERE! supports better governance of the education sector at all levels. ACCELERE! targets eight provinces across DRC including those which are affected by conflict and displacement.


Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2014 - 2022


Chemonics, Mott MacDonald Limited, International Business & Technical Consultants Inc. (IBTCI)

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment


  • School quality


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • No additional topics

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Youth


6 - 15

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Pre-school
  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • Boys out of school
  • Girls out of school
  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTA)
  • School management committees
  • Technical assistance/capacity building to civil society organizations or governments


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Developing/promoting new laws/policies
  • Raising awareness about existing laws/policies

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Reducing/eliminating school fees

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Work with religious leaders


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

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Becky Telford
U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Education Adviser - SRO