Democratic Republic of Congo - Project for the Reinforcement of Socio-Economic Infrastructure in the Central Region

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Nov 2013
Signature Date 07 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 104,661,979.84
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project for the Reinforcement of Socio-economic Infrastructure in the Central Region (PRISE) covers the two Kasaï provinces which have a population of 8.2 million, that is, 12% of the country’s population. The PRISE comprises a rural component and an urban component. The rural component, based on the National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme prepared with ADF financing, is a component of the 2013-2017 Five-Year Plan of the National Healthy Villages and Schools Programme (PVEA). This programme, which was launched by the Government in 2006 and coordinated by the Ministry in Charge of Health and Education, is supported by many donors. The urban component concerns: (i) the construction of the drinking water supply system of the Mbuji-Mayi town, the region’s main urban centre, in coordination with BADEA and KFW, and (ii) electrical power supply to help operate the drinking water system of Tshikapa town being constructed under the Semi-Urban Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project (PEASU). The estimated cost excluding tax of the project is estimated at UA 105.18 million, of which 82.17 million in foreign currency (78.12%) and 23.01 million in local currency (21.88%). The project is structured around the following components: A) infrastructure development (DWSS, schools, health centers, gender center); B) Studies and Capacity Building; and C) project coordination and management.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to contribute to improving the living conditions of Congolese populations through better access to drinking water and sanitation, as well as health and education.


About 3.3 million people should benefit directly from the project as follows: (i) 2.5 million people for drinking water; (ii) 102,000 people for sanitation; (iii) 36,000 people (pupils) for basic education; and (iv) 600,000 people for health care. The project will also create 2,260 permanent jobs, 66% of which will benefit women, and many temporary jobs.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-E00-002
Last Update 28 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Name ZALI ZALI Bruno

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-6.41621 20.79995 Tshikapa
-6.13603 23.58979 Mbuji-Mayi
-5.33333 21.58333 Province du Kasaï-Occidental
-6.18333 23.51667 Province du Kasaï-Oriental