Benin - Djougou-Pehunco-Banikoara Cotton Road Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Dec 2018
Signature Date 18 Jan 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 96,169,421.12
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Djougou-Pehunco-Banikoara Cotton Road Development Project is designed because of the poor condition of the road. This 209.68 km long road forms the backbone of the cotton road network in the Departments of Donga, Atacora and Alibori. Its geometric and structural characteristics are not in adequacy with the traffic and the rainfall and topographic environment. The project aims to improve the level of service of this road. The expected results of the development and the asphalting of this road are the increase of the traffic and the exchanges, the reduction of the generalized costs of the transport and the improvement of the living conditions of the populations bordering the road. The reduction of the generalized costs of transport on the axis should reduce the production and export costs of Benin's main cash crop and improve its competitiveness. The project should also contribute to the reduction of poverty in its zone of direct influence (ZIDP) by developing basic socio-economic infrastructures and strengthening the activities of women and other disadvantaged groups. It consists of four components, namely: (1) development and asphalting of the road; (2) related socio-economic infrastructure developments; (3) studies and support for the transport sector; and (4) project management.

Project Objectives

At the strategic level, the project aims to achieve the Government's economic growth objectives through increased cotton production, given its contribution to GDP and to enhance regional integration. More specifically, the objective of the project is to: (i) improve the level of service of the Djougou - Péhunco - Kérou - Banikoara road; (ii) open up large cotton and grain basins, (iii) strengthen trade and contribute to the country's food security by increasing the supply of consumption centers for food products; and (iv) improve accessibility to better transport infrastructure and living conditions of populations in the ZIDP.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the users of the transport as well as the populations living in the ZIDP (the communes of Djougou, Péhunco, Kérou and Banikoara).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-DB0-017
Last Update 18 Feb 2020


Contact Details

Name DIOP Maimounatou Ndiaye

Geographic Location

Country Benin