Democratic Republic of Congo


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...

Africa must reduce its dependency on raw material exports and imports

African experts attending the 10th African Economic Conference in Kinshasa from November 2 to 4, called on African countries to reduce their excessive dependency on raw material exports and imported consumer goods, as the only viable way to reduce poverty and social inequality on the continent. The experts issued this recommendation during an extremely productive session entitled “Inclusive Growth and Structural Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa”. During a presentation entitled “Dependency on raw materials and human development”, Burundian researcher Janvier D. Nkurunziza...

African countries urged to intensify efforts to mobilize domestic resources for SDGs

As countries seek to finance their own development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and against the backdrop of receding donors’ aid, African countries have to be empowered with skills and knowledge to enable the efficient, effective and innovative mobilization of domestic resources. These were the observations made at the 10th edition of African Economic Conference in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Tuesday.   Panelists at the plenary session titled “Operationalizing the SDGs to promote inclusive growth and transformational development in the context of...

An expert panel sets out the conditions for successful implementation of the SDGs in Africa

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, an expert panel was assembled in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, during the 10th African Economic Conference (AEC). The panel, which met during Plenary Session 5, engaged in discussions on the following theme: “Stakeholders’ perspectives in addressing poverty and inequality in Africa”. The assembled experts set out a series of conditions for successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. The session opened with expressions of unanimous support for the...

Curtain falls on 10th African Economic Conference in Kinshasa

Leaving no one behind in the development agenda will require taking bold steps by African governments including strengthening the role of the state in economic transformation to address poverty and inequality on the continent. This is in addition to accelerating the process of structural transformation and making it more equitable, inclusive, resilient and sustainable, integrating the green dimensions. This was underscored during the closing ceremony of the 10th African Economic Conference that opened on Monday and concluded Wednesday in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Congo. "The...

Economists confront setbacks to building agriculture-driven industrialization in Africa

New research on the effect of increasing the amount of raw cocoa processed locally in Ghana for the US $20-billion export market has highlighted the difficulty of achieving rapid industrialization in Africa. A study paper on the impact of industrial policies on Ghana’s industrialization, titled “Is More Chocolate Bad for Poverty?” shows that increasing the amount of cocoa processed locally in Ghana would eat into the farmer’s earnings while increasing the profit margin of private processing firms by 56 per cent. The local processing of cocoa produced in Ghana would also lead to a 36 per...

Adopting a non-conventional way of tackling poverty and inequality in the SDGs

The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a critical framing for transforming development like never before, tackling poverty and inequality as well a promoting integrated policy, planning, and governance for the achievement of equitable and sustainable development.  The implementation of the goals will need to be brought down to the regional, national and local level to achieve sustainable development. This was highlighted on Wednesday, during a session title “Adopting a Non-Conventional Way of Tackling Poverty and Inequality in the SDGs” at the 10th...