by: World Bank
The education system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has
proved remarkably resilient in the face of economic crisis and armed
conflict. Enrolment has grown at all levels but has been most rapid in
higher education. During this period of conflict, the education sector
was financed almost entirely by household contributions. The DRC is now
faced with critical policy choices as it moves to a more efficient and
equitable balance between public and private financing and in expanding
and upgrading the quality of the system.
Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo presents a
comprehensive analysis of the current status of the education system in
the DRC. Using data from a variety of sources, including government
sources, special school surveys of public and private schools as well
as parents, and achievement tests, the book presents analyses of
student flows, public and private expenditures and student learning.
The difficult trade-offs in sectoral objectives and strategies are
highlighted through illustrative financial simulations that show the
financial requirements by sub-sector and sources of financing.
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