Democratic Republic of Congo


RDC - Priority Air Safety Project - Phase II (PPSA II) – ESMP Summary

The DRC Government, through the Régie des Voies Aériennes (RVA), the body responsible for managing the 52 national airports and airstrips, undertook to modernise its airports and bring them in line with the requirements of the Annexes to the Civil Aviation Convention. As part of the Priority Air Safety Project - Phase 2 (PPSA 2), RVA decided to carry out rehabilitation/construction of runways, aircraft parking aprons and control towers at the Kindu, Mbuji-Mayi and Kisangani airports, as well as the acquisition of fire safety and rescue vehicles, airport security equipment and other works and...

DRC - Green Mini-Grid Program - ESMF

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second biggest and fourth most populated country in Africa, which spreads over 2,345,441km² with a population of 78.7 million. Yet the DRC has one of the lowest rates of electrification in the world. Only approximately 10% of the population has access to electricity, 35% in urban areas (44% in Kinshasa) and less than 1% in rural areas. The national utility company, SNEL (Société Nationale d’Electricité), accounts for 94 % of the total installed capacity (2,677 MW) and nearly all electricity is produced from hydropower. In off-grid areas,...

DRC - Project to Support the Alternative Welfare of Children and Young People Involved in the Cobalt Supply Chain (PABEA-COBALT) – ESMP Summary

Despite the existence of significant natural resources (forests, arable land, ores, water resources, etc.), the DRC is still one of the poorest countries in the world and ranks 176th out of 187 countries in the latest Human Development Index (UN, 2015). The poverty rate certainly dropped from 71 % to 64 % between 2005 and 2012, but remains high. In certain provinces of the country, mining activity is the main source of household income due to very low socioeconomic diversification. Work resulting from this activity is very poorly paid and takes place in indecent conditions. In the project...

DRC - Domestic Resource Mobilization and Public Finance Modernization Support Project (PAMRIM-FP)

PAMRIM-FP is in compliance with the National Strategic Development Plan (PNSD) 2017-2021, which is being finalized. It also falls within the framework of the Public Finance Reform Strategic Plan (PSRFP), adopted on 31 March 2010, which comprises five main pillars: (i) budget reform aimed at establishing a comprehensive and multi-annual budgetary framework consistent with national priorities; (ii) strengthening of the tax system with a view to modernizing fiscal instruments and tax administrations (iii) streamlining of expenditure management in order to strengthen the expenditure chain, the...

Central Africa Economic Outlook 2018

This Central Africa Economic Outlook analyzes the recent economic situation and prospects for the region. Part I focuses on the evolution of key macroeconomic indicators, including GDP growth, inflation, fiscal and current account balances, terms of trade, employment, and inequality. It also assesses short- and medium-term economic prospects based on key economic fundamentals, including structural and policy factors. In addition, it investigates employment generation, looking in particular at whether growth has created jobs and reduced poverty and inequality. Part II focuses on development of...

African Development Bank supports small businesses in East Africa with US $ 15 million

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved an equity investment of US $15 million in Catalyst Fund II, a second-generation private equity fund investing in mid-market companies in East Africa. Building on its successful deployment of Catalyst Fund I, Catalyst Principal Partners, a prominent East African private equity fund, launched Catalyst Fund II with a target size of US $175 million in low-income countries, comprising four core East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda), together with Rwanda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As...

Rapport final – Projet d’urgence pour la lutte contre l’épidémie de Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) en RDC


Democratic Republic of Congo-Semi-Urban Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project (PEASU)

The Semi-urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project supports developmental efforts by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo,with priority on strengthening water supply and sanitation, accessing safe drinking water and sanitation in semi-urban Centers where poverty increased dramatically during the years of instability due to rural exodus, looting and deterioration of drinking water installations. The project is part of the Government's development strategy, particularly the PRGFP 2006-2008 and 2011-2015,under which the authorities mostly seek to promote strong growth and reduce...

PPM - RD Congo - Projet des Centrales Hydroélectriques de l’Entité à Vocation Spéciale ENK dans la Province Nord Kivu

PPM - RD Congo - Projet des Centrales Hydroélectriques de l’Entité à Vocation Spéciale ENK dans la Province Nord Kivu

République Démocratique du Congo - Aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la lutte contre l’épidémie de fièvre hémorragique Ebola dans la Province du Bas-Uéle

La République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a connu plusieurs épidémies de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) depuis 1976. L’épidémie actuelle, déclarée le 22 avril 2017 dans la province du Bas-Uélé voisine de la République centrafricaine, constitue la 8 ème du genre. Il s’agit d’une maladie contagieuse qui se manifeste par une fièvre accompagnée de diarrhées, de vomissements, de fatigue intense et parfois de saignements. La transmission se fait par contact direct avec les sécrétions (sueur, saignements, etc.) des personnes malades ou des animaux infectés. Elle constitue un problème de santé publique...

République démocratique du Congo - Aide humanitaire d’urgence aux populations victimes des désastres causés par des pluies dans la ville de Boma

La province du Kongo Central couvre une superficie de 53 920 km. Elle est la cinquième plus petite province sur les 26 que compte la République Démocratique du Congo. Elle est traversée par le fleuve Congo qui se jette dans l’Océan Atlantique à l’ouest du côté de la ville de Boma. Cette province à vocation agricole par essence, avec son climat tropical de type soudanien, se caractérise par une longue saison de pluie d’environ 8 mois (d’octobre à avril).

Democratic Republic of Congo - Support Project for Consolidation of the Economic Fabric (PACTE) - Appraisal Report

This proposal submitted to the Board for approval relates to the award of a grant of UA 1,766 million and a loan of UA 2,424 million on ADF 13 resources to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to finance the Support Project for Consolidation of the Economic Fabric (PACTE). This is institutional support that will be implemented during the 2017-2020 period, aimed at accelerating the industrialization process and, consequently, the economic development of the country by consolidating the standardization system and supporting women's entrepreneurship, particularly in product processing for...

Multinational - Interconnection of Electric Grids of Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries Project

Management submits this Memorandum and Recommendation to provide a supplementary loan of UA 5.840millionby re-allocating from 70% of cancelled balancesof loans of completed projects to the Republic of Uganda to financethe funding gapof the above project. The shortfall arose mainly from depreciation of loan currencies (UA and JPY) againstthe contract currencies ofEUR and US Dollarand variation orders due to changes in scope.

A decade of AfDB’s development results report, published

Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has published a report of unprecedented scope, which measures the relevance, effectiveness, sustainability and efficiency of AfDB’s operations across the African continent over the past decade. The Comprehensive Evaluation of the Development Results (CEDR) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is an evidence-based assessment of the AfDB’s development results across sectors, countries and regions of Africa. It seeks to ascertain how, given the mandate and resources of the Bank and a...

DRC - Governance and Electricity Sector Improvement Support Project-Summary ESMP-11 2016

This document is the summary of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the Governance and Electricity Sector Improvement Support Project in DRC (PAGASE). Pursuant to national regulations and the requirements of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Integrated Safeguards System (ISS), the project is classified in Category 2. This summary was prepared in accordance with AfDB guidelines and procedures for Category 2 projects. It presents the project and its environment before describing its key environmental and social impacts and the relevant attendant mitigative and...

AfDB delegation hold talks with officials from Zambia and DR Congo to identify and address cross-border trade challenges

The African Development Bank’s Zambia Field Office in conjunction with the Regional Integration and Trade Department concluded a working visit, on September 22, to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo to establish current trade patterns with Zambia. The delegation, led by Country Economist Peter Rasmussen, drove from Lusaka, Zambia, to Lubumbashi, DRC, through Kasumbalesa border crossing and crossed back through Kipushi border in the North Western Province of Zambia. The mission was part of a study on trade facilitation at Kasumbalesa border and surrounding areas that the Bank is...

Le président de la BAD discute avec l’émissaire de la RDC en charge du projet hydroélectrique grand Inga

Le président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, a reçu le 13 janvier 2016, au siège de la Banque à Abidjan, une délégation de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), conduite par Bruno Kapandji, chargé de mission du chef de l’Etat, avec rang de ministre, en charge de l’Agence pour le développement et la promotion du grand Inga (ADEPI). Selon l’émissaire congolais cette visite s’inscrit dans le contexte de la création, en octobre 2015, de l’ADEPI qui est directement rattachée à la Présidence de la République, marquant ainsi la volonté de la RDC d’accélérer la...

AfDB approves Ruzizi III hydropower plant project, bringing green energy to Burundi, DRC and Rwanda

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on December 16, 2015 in Abidjan, formally approved US$ 138 million of loans and grants to finance the Ruzizi III Hydropower Plant Project. Implementation of the project will be carried out at a total cost of US$ 625.19 million (of which the US$ 138.88 million will be borne by the AfDB’s public sector window and US$ 50.22 million by the private sector window). Ruzizi III hydropower plant is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development i­­n Africa (PIDA) and involves Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The...

The SDGs can help to eliminate intergenerational poverty and inequality in Africa

The 10th African Economic Conference (AEC), held in Kinshasa, included a session entitled “Intergenerational Poverty and Inequality in Africa”. A case study presented during this session revealed that attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2015, may have a significant impact on eliminating intergenerational poverty and inequality in Africa. Sylvain Maliko, Resident Representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and chair of the session, set the tone...

African women are among the most hardworking, but least privileged in terms of income and opportunities

Four papers focusing on gender, poverty and inequality received considerable attention, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at the 10th African Economic Conference in Kinshasa, as they highlighted constraints and proposed solutions regarding women’s financial inclusion and empowerment, as well as to their access to land. The first presentation by United Nations University researcher Maty Konte investigated the effect of gender discrimination in access to finance. For Konte, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment have been a central goal in achieving successful and sustainable...