DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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Overview

Extreme poverty, conflict and high mortality rates have taken a severe toll on the education system in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Between 1980 and 2001, boys’ school attendance dropped – making the country the only one in the region to record a negative rate of progress over this period. An overall average annual rate of increase of 3.84 per cent is required to meet the Goal in 2015.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education


The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Caritas, Catholic Relief Services, Oxfam and World Vision, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.