Check My School Cambodia

Organization(s)

Khmer Institute for National Development (KIND)

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Basic Project Information

In partnership with ANSA-EAP, KIND is building on the experience of Check My School Philippines to launch an online participatory monitoring initiative to promote constructive engagement between civil society and government in the education sector.

Sector

Project Summary

Objectives

  • Pilot a mechanism for school monitoring based on Check My School lessons from the Philippines
  • Use the pilot mechanism to establish the need for a transparency and social accountability platform in the education sector
  • Build government and civil society stakeholder capacity to access information and participate in education sector issues
  • Improve the quality of education services and government response to citizen feedback

Summary

KIND partnered with ANSA-EAP to build on the experience of Check My School Philippines to launch an online participatory monitoring initiative that promotes constructive engagement between civil society and government in the education sector. To develop an online platform specific to the Cambodian context, KIND and ANSA-EAP conducted a series of research learning workshops to better understand the lessons from the Philippine experience and the current situation in Cambodia, including the status of education services, the relevant, key stakeholders, and the current level of citizens’ internet access.  Following this initial research phase, KIND staff and representatives from both civil society and government received instruction and mentoring from the ANSA-EAP team (both in-person and online) to continue to determine how to increase the effectiveness of the Check My School program in Cambodia. Although the development of the website is currently in progress, KIND continues to plan for dissemination activities and implement their offline monitoring and training efforts to encourage stakeholder interest and ensure the site’s relevance. 

Use of Information Communication Technology

Yes - Check My School Cambodia is based on an interactive website that allows users to post information about their schools and share feedback in a variety of ways, including via social media or SMS using interactive voice response (IVR) technology. 

Scale

12 schools across one province and in Phnom Penh 

Target Population

Primary and secondary school students
Results

Results Methodology

Self-reported results.  An internal, post-hoc evaluation will assess the pilot to determine whether and how to continue at scale.

Indicators Used

Not applicable

Reported Results

  • Increased community support to provide learning materials
  • Increased support from local officials in procuring student textbooks
  • Commitments secured from local officials to expand school infrastructure 
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