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Cordaid Child &Education

Guiding Principles  

 


1. General information

Who we  are    

  More  about  Cordaid                     Acknowledgements    

 


2. Why are these Guiding Principles produced?

Purpose       Who  is  this  for?       Alignment  (and  sources)           What  does  it  cover?       What  additional  tools?    

 


3. Definitions

Fragile regions  or  states        

Vulnerable children          

 


The Cordaid  theory  of  Change              

Child  &  Education:  balanced  change     Cordaid  believes  in  structural  social  changes  that  define  the   transformation  from  fragile  to  flourishing  communities.  The   Cordaid  Balanced  Change  Model  (BCM)  reflects  this  philosophy.   It  combines  education  and  community  development  through  a   context  specific  mix  of  connected  interventions  and  support   mechanisms  (including  Results  Based  Financing).     Project  evaluations  and  independent  research  show  that   education  changes  require  multi-­‐point  and  connected   interventions.  This  will  cause  sustainable  and  scalable  change  at   community  and  system  level.     The  BCM  has  been  tested  in  many  contexts  and  is  based  on   international  expertise  and  research  (see  Worldbank,  OESO,   UNICEF  and  INEE  recommendations  plus  “All  systems  go”,   Fullan).        


4. Our standards

 


Our standards  

5. Change

Education  

Better outreach,  access;  safe  buildings  and   roads;  flexible  programmes  (fast  track).  

Relevant curriculum;  active  learning;  more   guidance  and  support;  community  involved   in  education.  

Effective school  management  and   teaching;  performance  agreements  and   close  guiding  and  monitoring.  

           

 


Our standards  

Community  

 

Improved parent  and  community   understanding;  better  gender  balance  and   commitment   Active  participation  of  community  role   models;  cross-­‐over  with  health  and  social   protection.   Community  partnership  through  parent   committees  and  social  audits  via  


6. Drivers

Stakeholders (chain)                    

 


Finance  

 


Communication                   Evidence    

 

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7. Sustainability

Transition management    

Cordaid invests  in  transformation  of   communities  and  education   systems.  The  Balanced  Change   Model  is  Cordaid’s  tool  to  make   change  happen.  This  is  planned  in   three  steps:      

Step 1  ACTIVATE:    all   formal  and  social   stakeholders    (including   NGO’s  and  civil  society   organisations  in  the  region)   are  activated  and  brought   together  to  define  their   ambitions  and  synchronize   activities;  the  Balanced   Change  Model  (including   the  network  and  contract   structure)  is  configured  to   the  context.  

Step 2  TRANSFORM:      the  Balanced   Change  Model  is  implemented  and   activities  and  processes  are  delivered,   monitored  and  researched  (to  provide   input  for  fine-­‐tuning  and  maximizing   outputs  and  outcomes).  

 

Step 3  SUSTAIN:  when  configuring  the   Balanced  Change  Model  in  step  1,  the   scaling  and  sustaining  of  the  agreed   changes  is  planned;  Cordaid  remains   available  to  share  expertise  and  research   in  the  post-­‐transformation  period.    


Framework for  sustainable  change    

This sustainable  institutional  framework  of  change  defines  all  critical  functions  and  their   relationships.  Different  partners  can  fill  in  the  functions  as  the  process  of  change  develops.    

Cordaid believes  in  structural  social  changes  that  define  the  transformation  from  fragile  to  flourishing  communities.  That’s  why  we  invest  in   an  institutional  framework  of  change.  This  framework  provides  a  transparent  contract  structure  to  manage  the  performance  based   financing  mechanism.     The  purchaser  function:  this  function  is   filled  in  by  an  independent  local  and   trusted  organization  that  coordinates  the   process  and  the  related  financing.     The  change  function:  Cordaid  believes   schools  and  their  local  communities  have   to  deliver  the  agreed  changes  together   (school  and  parent  committees);  the   community  plays  a  key  role  in  auditing   the  process  and  measuring  community   satisfaction;  this  function  is  filled  in  by  a   local  civil  society  organization.   The  regulator  function  is  filled  in  both  at   the  ministry  level  and  the  inspection   level.       Research  is  in  in  the  hands  of  a  local  public  or  private  institution  (university  or  centre  of  expertise)  twinned  to  a  Cordaid  international  centre   of  expertise.  Capacity  building  is  in  the  hand  of  a  local  public  or  private  institution  twinned  to  Cordaid’s  international  capacity  building   team.  The  Cordaid  local  team  provides  general  coordination  and  support.        


8. Impact

System strengthening                   Reaching  the  most  vulnerable      

FLOURISHING COMMUNITIES  

 


9. How we can make your ambitions work

The Cordaid  model  will  make  inclusive  education   policies  work  for  those  who  are  prepared  to  invest   even  in  the  most  adverse  situations  

You  can  achieve  effective  and  sustainable  change  through  Cordaid’s  model  of  connected  interventions.  For  investors  aiming  at  education  for  all  Cordaid's  Balanced   Change  Model  will  make  education  systems  work  for  you.  

 


WE HELP YOU GETTING THE MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN INTO SCHOOL

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More? Go to http://www.cordaid.org/en/topics/child-education  

or phone +31-70-3136300 and email: info@cordaid.nl

Cordaid c&e guiding principles (revised proposal 6 aug 2013 pv)  
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