Democratic Republic of Congo

09-Jul-2015

African Economic Conference 2015 - Concept Note and Call for Papers

The theme for the 2015 African Economic Conference (AEC) is Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. As outlined in the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 and the Africa’s Common Position on Post 2015 documents, the vision is for “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.” Key among Africa’s aspirations is to achieve prosperity that is based on inclusive growth, and development that is people driven and that also unleashes the potential of women and youth. Given this stated goal...
23-Jun-2015

AfDB Chief Economist Complex announces theme and venue for next African Economic Conference

The African Economic Conference (AEC) 2015, jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will take place from November 2-4 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The topic of the conference is: “Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” The theme is particularly timely in light of the global efforts to define the way forward in addressing world poverty and inequality. Africa’s recent economic growth and development progress are...
28-May-2015

Where are jobs for African youth? In agri-business!

Agri-business has the potential to create jobs for the millions of African youth who are jobless even after graduating with good degrees, experts said Wednesday during a panel discussion held at the ongoing African Development Bank (AfDB) 50th Annual Meetings in Abidjan. Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the AfDB Special Envoy on Gender, opened the panel discussion on Wednesday by providing statistics that painted agriculture as the continent’s untapped goldmine. For starters, the continent, it was heard, has about 60 percent arable land with between 60 and 70 percent of its population...
22-May-2015

African countries reach tipping point as pilots for renewable energy, climate resilience and sustainable forests

At its governing body meetings last week, the $8.1 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) endorsed 9 African nations to serve as pilot countries for critical aspects of climate-smart development, with six pilot countries for climate resilience and three for sustainable forests. In addition, governments unanimously endorsed Ghana’s ambitious investment plan to transform and promote its renewable energy sector. These endorsements, supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB), exponentially build on the current CIF AfDB portfolio, raising the number of pilot...
03-Apr-2015

DRC AND UGANDA - Lakes Edward and Albert fisheries and water resources management Project (LEAF II) – ESMP Summary

The project will be executed in the communities within the catchment area of on Lakes Edward and Albert. Lakes Edward and Albert and their catchment areas form an integral part of the Nile Basin. Both lakes straddle the international boundary between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Lake Edward is located in Nord Kivu Province of D R Congo, and in Uganda it is bordered by the districts of Kanungu, Bushenyi, Rubirizi (formerly part of Bushenyi District) and Kasese. Lake Albert lies in Orientale Province of DR Congo, while in Uganda, six districts, namely Ntoroko (formerly part of...
10-Feb-2015

Project Briefs of 2008 Projects

Advans Banque Congo (ABC) will be established as a greenfield microfinance bank to provide financial services to the low-income population of the DRC. Within 5 years, ABC is projected to have more than 20,000 active clients and a loan portfolio of about USD 26 million. ABC will mobilize resources in US Dollars and local currency through deposit-taking activities and other savings products. Within 5 years, ABC expects to have attracted around 40,000 voluntary depositors and mobilized resources of almost USD 24 million
06-Jan-2015

DRC - Appraisal report - Project to Develop the Tshikapa-Kamuesha Section of the Tshikapa-Mbuji Mayi Road and Rehabilitate Related Rural Infrastructure – OITC - Approved – 01 2015

National Road 1 (NR1) is the backbone and main artery of the road transport system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It links the Banana and Matadi ports in the West to Lubumbashi in the South up to the Zambian border over a distance of about 3 130 kilometres. It mainly serves the Bas-Congo Province, the city of Kinshasa as well as the Bandundu, West Kasaï, East Kasai and Katanga Provinces,which are home to much of the Congolese population. Lastly, it links Mbuji Mayi to NR2 which serves the towns of Bukavu (South-Kivu) and Goma (North-Kivu) located in the East of the country,...
14-Nov-2014

Congo - Projet de Développement des Compétences et des Ressources Humaines (PDCRH) – Résumé PGES – 11 2014

L’objectif sectoriel du projet est de contribuer à la diversification de l’offre de formation professionnelle et à l’amélioration de l’employabilité des jeunes formés à travers le renforcement et la mise en place de nouvelles formations professionnelle dans les métiers du bois et des mines. Il vise à : (i) créer de nouvelles filières de formations professionnelles et, (ii) améliorer la gouvernance de l’enseignement technique, professionnelle et de la formation qualifiante (l’ETPFQ) pour adapter les formations aux besoins de l’économie nationale.
15-Oct-2014

AOI - RDC - Projet de Mobilisation et Revitalisation des Ressources Humaines de l’administration Publique - PMR-RH - 10 2014

L’invitation à soumissionner suit l'avis général d'acquisition pour ce projet qui a été publié sur UNDB online en date du 30/09/2011 et sur le site Web du groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement
13-Aug-2014

DRC - Upgrading of the Tshikapa – Mbuji Mayi Road, Tshikapa –Kamuesha Section (87 Km) and Rehabilitation of Rural Ancillary Agricultural Infrastructure - ESIA Summary

This document is the summary of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) relating the upgrading of the Tshikapa-Kamuesha Road (87 km) and rehabilitation of rural ancillary agricultural infrastructure project (including the reconstruction of 368km of feeder roads) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The document falls within the framework of the CSP 2013-2017 for DRC which pillar n°1 relates to the rehabilitation of basic infrastructures. This summary has been elaborated in accordance with environmental and social assessment guidelines and procedures of the African Development...
13-Aug-2014

DRC - Upgrading of the Tshikapa – Mbuji Mayi Road, Tshikapa –Kamuesha Section (87 Km) and Rehabilitation of Rural Ancillary Agricultural Infrastructure - RAP Summary

The Tshikapa – Mbuji Mayi Project on the National Road 1 (NR1) NR1 is an integral part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) high-priority road network program. It is part of the ongoing NR1 rehabilitation program and complements the ongoing upgrading of the following road sections: (i) Batshamba-Loange (114km); (ii) Loange- Lovua bridge; (iii) Lovua BridgeTshikapa including the Kasai river bridge. The priority given by the DRC to the rehabilitation of NR1, considered as a priority road for the social and economic development of the country, is obvious. Upon completion, the project will...
12-Jun-2014

Multinational - ECCAS General Secretariat Institutional Support Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The key challenge resides with the socio-political difficulties faced in the implementation of regional integration within the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Furthermore, the implementation of the Community's vision is marked by the inadequate institutional capacity of ECCAS to ensure the coordination and proper implementation of economic, sector and trade policies at the regional level. Hence, the project aimed to build the human and organizational capacity of the General Secretariat, the executive body of ECCAS, with a view to boosting the regional integration and...
12-Jun-2014

DRC - Emergency Programme to Mitigate the Impacts of the Financial Crisis (PUAICF) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

During the 2008 international financial crisis, the Government’s challenge was to mitigate the impacts of the crisis and speed up attainment of the Enhanced HIPC Completion Point. It was apparent that, if the Bank did not provide DRC with emergency aid, the country’s economic and social situation could deteriorate.
12-Jun-2014

DRC - Emergency Programme to Mitigate the Impacts of the Financial Crisis (PUAICF) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

During the 2008 international financial crisis, the Government’s challenge was to mitigate the impacts of the crisis and speed up attainment of the Enhanced HIPC Completion Point. It was apparent that, if the Bank did not provide DRC with emergency aid, the country’s economic and social situation could deteriorate
12-Jun-2014

DRC - Education Sector Support Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The project was designed to address the huge challenges of the education sector: lack of statistics, weak planning and management capacity, and poor human resource training and low qualification. To that end, the Government formulated an education sector reconstruction plan in 1998 consisting of three phases: (i)the Emergency Phase(1999-2000),(ii) the new system’s Foundation Phase (2001-2004), and (iii) the Consolidation Phase (2005-2008).There construction plan has the following priorities: production of statistics, sector reform, professionalization of education, curricula reform,...
17-Mar-2014

Quarterly Thematic Review Central Africa- Structural Transformation in Central Africa - Issue N°2 - August 2013

This edition of the quarterly Thematic Review of the Regional Department (ORCE) deals with the problem of structural transformation in Central Africa. For the purposes of this paper, Central Africa means the seven countries in the region covered by ORCE, namely: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This Thematic Review is based on notes prepared for the above seven countries in drawing up the report on the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2013.
15-Jan-2014

DRC - Emergency Programme to Mitigate the Impacts of the Financial Crisis (PUAICF) - Project Completion Report (PCR)

During the 2008 international financial crisis, the Government’s challenge was to mitigate the impacts of the crisis and speed up attainment of the Enhanced HIPC Completion Point. It was apparent that, if the Bank did not provide DRC with emergency aid, the country’s economic and social situation could deteriorate
15-Jan-2014

Zaire: Water Supply Project For Kanaga

15-Jan-2014

Democ.Rep.Congo: The N` Djili Water Supply Project

15-Jan-2014

DRC: Lines Of Credit ADB I & II (SOFIDE)