OC2: CSOs working at national level

Education Out Loud provides grants to civil society organizations working on improving transparency and effectiveness of national education policies under Operational Component 2. 

Operational Component 2 (OC2) aims to strengthen civil society roles in promoting the transparency and accountability of the national education sector policy and implementation, and will provide funding for projects with activities seeking to:

  • improve the transparency, participation, and accountability of education sector policy dialogue;
  • increase the availability, sources and variety of information to formulate and act on relevant policy solutions;
  • mobilize citizens as right holders to play an active role in monitoring implementation of education policies and finance and use this information to hold duty bearers at all levels accountable

Year Zero grants

Before full implementation grants were granted by Education Out Loud to a number of successful applicants, 20 organizations were chosen under Operational Component 2 to undergo the Year Zero process. Year Zero is part of the Education Out Loud learning agenda and functions as a developmental pathway for the candidates. Over a duration of six months, the candidates are provided with support to build organizational capacity and develop a sound theory of change and learning plan. The six-month period provides Year Zero candidates with a strong foundation, equipping them to develop their final full project proposals. Additionally, the period gives the candidates a chance to test their approaches and initiate relationship-building with key actors. Read more about the first 10 and the last 10 organizations chosen to undergo the Year Zero process. 

Full implementation grants

The organizations and alliances which have received full implementation grants under Operational Component 2 have not yet been announced. Stay tuned on this page!