Cordaid Child &Education
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?
Fragile regions or states
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
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.
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
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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.
System strengthening Reaching the most vulnerable
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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