Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

The USAID Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children activity focuses on improving education for out-of-school learners and builds the capacity of the Liberian government to offer high-quality accelerated learning programming. The program condenses six years of primary education into three years, allowing learners to reenter formal schooling in a shorter amount of time and giving them a boost to pursue further education, training, or employment. EDC staff working on the Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children activity conduct the following activities: Provide relevant, flexible, and quality education for out-of-school children; Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education (MoE) and build partnerships with counterparts and host country systems; Strengthen the policies, systems, and resources with the MoE; Foster positive gender norms, including a highlighted attention on girls and female teachers; Conduct operational research to look more closely at key issues and rolling assessments for ongoing risk mitigation.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2017 -


Liberia Ministry of Education

Ministry Affiliation

Liberia Ministry of Education

COVID-19 Response


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment


  • Other


  • School quality


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Other
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys out of school, Girls out of school


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All out of school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased primary school completion

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being