Democratic Republic of Congo - Rural Economy Integrated Development Support Project (PROADER)

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Nov 2019
Signature Date 23 Dec 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 42,097,947
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention relates to the Rural Economy Integrated Development Support Project (PROADER). It aims to promote a dynamic and prosperous rural economy by improving agricultural and rural socioeconomic services, and by diversifying and enhancing agricultural production. PROADER is consistent with the 2013-2017 Country Strategy Paper (CSP), extended respectively to the end of 2018 and the end of 2020. This document comprises the two pillars which are: (i) development of private investment and regional integration support infrastructure and (ii) building central government’s capacity to increase public revenue and create an enabling framework for private investment. The project will help to strengthen the structural transformation of the rural and agricultural sector, which offers a real opportunity to diversify the country's economy and create jobs. The expected project benefits are the increase in rural household income, the reduction in chronic malnutrition among children under five, the increased share of the agricultural sector in the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the enhanced resilience of rural households. It will be implemented in the rural areas of Kasaï-Central, Kasaï, Kasaï-Oriental, Kwilu, Kwango, Kongo Central and Mai-Ndombe Provinces. PROADER is structured around four (04) main components, namely: (a) local governance and institutional capacity building; (b) promotion of productive and social investments; and (c) project coordination and management.

Project Objectives

The overall project objective is to promote a vibrant and prosperous rural economy. The specific objectives are to improve productive and social investments to make the rural environment more attractive and productive, and to promote private sector development, agricultural and rural entrepreneurship with a view to fostering the diversification and enhancement of agricultural production.


The project will target mainly small family farms, producer organisations (POs) and their unions, cooperatives and micro-, small- and medium-sized agricultural and rural enterprises (MPMEARs) upstream and downstream of the production chain. The other PROADER beneficiaries are the EDTs, central and devolved State public entities, and specialised private agricultural enterprises operating in the targeted production basins that not only provide support services, including agricultural extension services and inputs, but also add value through the processing of agricultural products.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-AB0-007
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name LAAJILI Khaled

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-5.35 21.41667 Kasai
-5.03333 18.81667 Kwilu
-5.04201 21.1844 Kasai District
-6.542 17.832 Kwango District