Democratic Republic of Congo

26-Oct-2011

RDC - Development and Asphalting of the Batshamba-Tshikapa Road Lot 2-Loange Bridge-Tshikapa-Phase 1-Loange Bridge-Lovua Bridge - ESIA Summary

The Batshamba-Tshikapa Road Construction Project is executed in two lots: Lot 1, between Batshamba and the Loange Bridge; and Lot 2 between Loange Bridge and Kayala Village. Lot 2 is scheduled for development in two phases: (i) Phase I involves the development of the Loange Bridge-Lovua Bridge (63 km); and (ii) Phase II involves the development of the Kayala-Tshikapa Section (56 km, including the construction of the engineering structure across the Kasai River).
26-Oct-2011

RDC - Development and Asphalting of the Batshamba-Tshikapa Road Lot 2-Loange Bridge-Tshikapa-Phase 1-Loange Bridge-Lovua Bridge - ESMP Summary

This document is the summary of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Project to Rehabilitate the Loange Bridge – Lovua Bridge stretch of National Road No. 1 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This summary was prepared in accordance with the African Development Bank’s Environmental and Social Assessment Guidelines and Procedures for Category 1 projects. The document first presents the project description and rationale and then the legal and institutional framework in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
19-Sep-2011

RDC - Projet d’appui au développement des infrastructures rurales (PADIR) - Resumé PGES

Le projet vise la réhabilitation des infrastructures rurales, notamment les pistes de desserte agricole, l’accroissement des produits agricoles commercialisés et le renforcement des capacités des structures de formation professionnelle et des services d’appui à la production. Il est localisé au sud de la RDC, dans les provinces du Bas-Congo, Bandundu, Kasaï- Occidental, Kasaï-Oriental et Katanga. Ces provinces, qui constituent les principales sources d’approvisionnement en aliments des grandes villes de la RDC, abritent environ 36 millions d’habitants (53% de la population congolaise) dont 80...
05-May-2011

2011-2015 - Central Africa - Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP)

The integration vision for an African Economic Community through five geographic regions was recommended by the Abuja Treaty (1991)1 . To streamline the existing multiple blocs in these regions, the African Union identified eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in its rationalization drive. The integration vision seeks to attain collective autonomy and contribute to raising the living standards of the population through the expansion of African markets and increased trade between Africa and the world.
12-Apr-2011

DRC - Completion Point Document under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative

On July 1, 2010, the Boards of Directors of the World Bank and IMF approved irrevocable debt relief assistance to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. The DRC is the 26 th Regional Member Country (RMC) of the African Development Bank Group (Bank Group) to reach the HIPC Completion Point and qualify for a debt relief of US$ 7,252 million in end - December 2002 P resent Value ( PV ) terms , of which 1,009.7 million is from the Bank G roup. This document presents the justification for DRC reaching the Completion Point and seeks...
18-Mar-2011

DRC - Programme for Preservation of Congo Basin Ecosystems - ESIA Summary

The Programme for Preservation of the Congo Basin Ecosystems, referred to hereinafter as “the Programme” is the African Development Bank’s response to requests by the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to finance projects that support the sustainable management of ecosystems of the Congo Basin.
01-Dec-2010

DRC-Congo - Study on the Ouesso-Bangui-Ndjamena Road and Inland Navigation on the Congo, Oubangui and Sangha Rivers - Project Study

The countries of Central Africa are determined to boost trade within the ECCAS region and with other RECs. Accordingly, they have adopted a vast program called the Consensual Transport Master Plan for Central Africa (PDCT-AC), which is supported by the international community and whose priorities include linking up the capital of various member States in the short term. The Kinshasa/Brazzaville-Bangui-N‟Djamena highway is one of such priorities since it will connect four capitals and give the CAR and Chad access to the sea (through Pointe-Noire in Congo or Matadi in the DRC), in addition to...
24-Nov-2010

RDC - Exceptional Extension of Interim Period under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached its decision point under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative in July 2003 1 . As a result, the Bank Group committed to provide DRC with US$ 905.1 million of H IPC Initiative debt relief, in end - 2002 NPV terms (US$ 1.8 billion , in nominal terms). Under the modalities of HIPC assistance, debt relief takes effect at the decision point, with no more than 40 percent of HIPC relief provided during the interim period -- between decision and completion points . The anticipated maximum duration of the interim period is three years, after which the remaining...
09-Aug-2010

Working Paper 112 - Analysis of Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Les études sur la pauvreté réalisées pour la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont plutôt rares, pour de différentes raisons, en particulier à cause de l’insuffisance des données statistiques. En effet, au cours des vingt dernières années, seulement deux enquêtes nationales auprès des ménages ont été réalisées : les enquêtes MICS1 en 1995 et MICS2 en 2001, sur la situation des femmes et des enfants. Ces enquêtes sont simples, très encadrées au niveau international et dirigées en dehors de l’Institut National de la Statistique congolais (INS). Quant aux données sur la capitale Kinshasa,...
02-Jun-2010

RDC - Projet d’urgence de sécurité aérienne (PUSA) - Résumé PGES

Située au centre du continent africain, la République Démocratique du Congo couvre un vaste territoire de 2.345.000 Km², s'étalant entre le 5ème parallèle Nord (5°20’) et le 13ème Parallèle Sud (13°27’) et du 12ème (12°15’) au 31ème degré (31°15’) longitude Est.
23-Apr-2010

2008-2012 - DRC - Eligibility for Supplementary Support Resources under the Fragile States Facility (FSF) Accompanying Note to CSP

The Boards of Directors will recall that they approved DRC’s CSP 2008-2012 on 29 October 2008. On that occasion, a reservation was expressed regarding the country’s eligibility for Fragile States Facility (FSF) resources. The Boards noted that although DRC met all first stage selection criteria, the country did not meet one of the second stage criteria concerning debt sustainability owing to the Sino-Congolese Cooperation Agreement which could result in a high level of non-concessional debt. Accordingly, the Boards considered that the Bank had to postpone the decision on DRC’s eligibility for...
05-Nov-2009

AfDB Provides Active Support to the Great Lakes Region

An important AfDB delegation, led by the institution’s President, Donald Kaberuka, will attend a round table conference on the implementation of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes region scheduled to take place in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, from 5- and 6 November, 2009. The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is a mechanism for regional peace, security, stability and development in the eleven core countries of Africa’s Great Lakes region*, an area with a population of 282 million and an estimated 2009 GDP of USD 260 billion....
14-May-2009

Entretien avec Serge Blaise Zoniaba, administrateur de la BAD pour la RDC - La BAD est restée très alerte

« La réponse de la Banque à la crise actuelle a été principalement la création de la facilité de liquidité d’urgence et de celle pour le financement du commerce….. La BAD  est restée très alerte.» -Serge Blaise Zoniaba, Administrateur de la Banque africain de développement pour la République démocratique de Congo (RDC). Question : Pourquoi  êtes-vous ici, aux assemblées annuelles 2009 de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) ? Réponse : Je suis membre du Conseil d’Administration et c’est l’occasion où les actionnaires de la Banque se réunissent au sein du Conseil des...
07-May-2009

AfDB Grants US$ 97 Million Budget Support to DRC to mitigate impacts of financial crisis

Tunis, May 6, 2009 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of Directors approved in Tunis on Wednesday, an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of UA 65 million (US$ 97.18 million) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to finance the country’s Emergency Programme to Mitigate the Impacts of the International Financial Crisis (PUAICF). It is primarily a program of targeted balance of payments support coupled with the government’s commitment to allocate the equivalent of urgent foreign exchange expenditures in the 2009 budget in local currency. The program will be implemented...
06-May-2009

AfDB Group Approves over US $235 Million for five operations in Sierra Leone, Kenya, DRC and Rwanda

Tunis, 6 May 2009 – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group held their regular sessions on Wednesday in Tunis, where they approved over US$ 235 million to finance operations in Sierra Leone, Kenya, DRC, and Rwanda. Sierra Leone - The Boards approved 10 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 15 million, from the AfDB/ADF grant under the Supplemental Support Window of the Fragile States Facility (FSF) to finance the country’s economic governance reform programme. The goal of the Economic Governance Reform Programme (EGRP I) is to improve economic...
03-Dec-2008

Multinational - Study on the Road - Rail Bridge Between Kinshasa and Brazzaville and the Kinshasa - Ilebo Railroad

Under their cooperation within the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RC) decided on the implementation of a project involving the construction of a bridge across the Congo River to link the capitals of the two countries, and of a 1,015 km railway to connect the cities of Kinshasa and Ilebo in the DRC. In order to build these infrastructures, ECCAS, on behalf of the two governments, submitted to the Bank a request for the financing of the study on the road-railway bridge between Kinshasa...
29-Sep-2008

2008-2012 - DRC - Results-Based Country Strategy Paper

This RBCSP for the Democratic Republic of Congo was prepared for the 2008-2012 period following a Bank mission to the country in August 2007. It was prepared using the participatory approach that involved the public administration, the civil society, private sector operators and DRC’s development partners. It coincides with the launching of the Government’s Programme for the 2007-2011 period which draws on the Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Paper (PRGSP). A donor country assistance framework was adopted in 2007 to coordinate and harmonize the monitoring of external aid to the country,...
08-May-2008

Inga, a key project for the future prospects of energy on the continent - Interview with Gilbert Mbesherubusa, Director, Infrastructure Department, AfDB

DRC and the Inga Project Location of the Inga hydro-electric site, from the name of Inga River: Bas Congo, RDC. DRC has the third hydro-electric potential in the world, after China and Russia. About 40% of the hydro-electric potential of some 100 000 MW of the DRC is concentrated on the Inga site. Existing power plants on the Inga site: Inga 1, started operating in 1970: 351 MW (6 turbo-alternator generating units) Inga 2, started operating in 1982: 1,424 MW (8 turbo-alternator generating units) Potential capacity of the site (...
30-Apr-2008

Approval of an ADF Grant for the Inga Hydro-Electric Project

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), a member of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, on Wednesday in Tunis approved a grant of 9,510,000 Units of Account (UA), which is equivalent to about 15.7 million dollars, to finance a study on the development of the Inga hydro-electric site and related interconnections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The objective of the study, which should start in 2008 following procurement of consultancy services, is to explore the feasibility of optimal development of the hydro-electric potential of the Inga site and the...
29-Apr-2008

DRC - National Capacity Building Programme Support Project (PANPURC) - Completion Report

In order to move the country out of the chaotic political, economic and social situation of the nineties, which was mainly characterized by the accumulation of considerable domestic and external public debt payment arrears, the Government initiated dialogue with multilateral and bilateral donors. However, since it was virtually impossible for any reconstruction, stabilization or sustainable economic recovery to become effective in such a context exacerbated by weak national institutional capacities, the Government, as a prelude to such an initiative, formulated a National Capacity Building...