Social Accountability for Improved Education

Moonshot Global partnered with VOTO Mobile to work with the Ministry of Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop a mobile-enabled accountability platform. The World Bank-funded project, which began in January 2016 and is ongoing, customized the ‘Allo Ecole’ platform, which provides a two-way communications channel, utilizing short message service and interactive voice response technology, enabling teachers and parents to provide feedback on the availability of textbooks, construction of schools, and teacher and student absenteeism via the free short code “178.”. Moonshot trained all stakeholders and launched the platform in over 300 schools in two areas in Kinshasa (Ngaliema and N’sele) and in Tshikapa. Over 5,000 responses were received in Allo Ecoles’ first month.