The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 12:15 - 13:00
Improving Accountability and Facilitating Citizen Engagement in Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo LIMITED

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is struggling to emerge from a long period of conflicts and instability, which had devastating effects on its economy, institutions, and human development sectors (education, health and social protection). Strong GDP growth of the past five years has not translated into improved human development outcomes. In 2014 the DRC shared the lowest ranks in Human Development Index with Niger. The DRC has one of the largest shares of children not attending schools or receiving poor quality education in the world. One of the identified reasons for poor performance of the education sector is poor governance of public education, including broken channels of communications and redress between parents and communities on the one hand, and educational administration on the other.

The team of VOTO Mobile and Moonshot Global is working with the World Bank Group and the Government of DRC to implement a mobile-based social accountability platform that will enable greater transparency of service delivery to the administrators of the public education at the national level and a means for the population and teachers to provide information to the administrators of the educational system at the national and provincial levels.

This presentation reports on progress of the pilot as well as on the design of an impact evaluation put in process alongside the pilot to measure the effectiveness of the mobile accountability platform.

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Courtney Roberts

Principal, Moonshot Global
Courtney, founder of Moonshot Global LLC, has 20 years' experience implementing projects in two-dozen countries worldwide for clients ranging from Arizona State University, to Google, to the World Bank Group. Courtney helps clients leverage technology, innovation, and partnerships... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 12:15 - 13:00 EAT
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