Democratic Republic of Congo Selected projects


14/08/2013 - The Congo River, one of the most powerful rivers in Africa, has very high hydropower potential that could contribute significantly to the needs of the continent. Currently, only the Inga site of the river is being harnessed for hydropower generation, with an installed capacity of only 1775 MW compared with Inga’s potential of 40,000 MW.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), ADF, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


14/08/2013 - A key road and rail bridge crossing over the Zambezi River along the North – South Corridor, a key trade route linking the port of Durban in South Africa to the inland countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, DRC, and up to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.

Categories: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, ADF, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


07/08/2013 - The African Development Bank Group’s Private Sector Operations and its African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) are supporting Advans Banque Congo (ABC) to provide financial services loans and savings to micro and small entrepreneurs (MSMEs), particularly in large urban areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, Austria, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, ADF, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


01/11/2012 - The agricultural and rural sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has significant growth margins and occupies a prominent place in the economy. However, the dilapidation of rural infrastructure and poor governmental support services is contributing to a significant decline in productivity.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Economic & Financial Governance


17/07/2012 - The economic crisis of the 1980s, exacerbated by the armed conflicts of the 1990s in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has resulted in a drop in farmer assistance, desertion of farms and lack of maintenance of rural roads. This situation has specifically led to decreased productivity, difficulties in the supply of farm inputs and equipment, and increased inaccessibility to production areas, thus giving rise to food insecurity.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Infrastructure