Democratic Republic of Congo - Project for the Reinforcement of Socio Economic Infrastructure in the Central Region - Phase II - (PRISE II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2021
Signature Date 01 Mar 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 50,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The second phase of the Project for the Reinforcement of Socio-Economic Infrastructure in the Central Region is in line with the PNEHA 2030 and aims at improving the socio-economic and health conditions as well as the resilience of the Congolese population. PRISE II will finance water, education and health infrastructure in rural areas. It was identified under the National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (PEASU) developed with ADF funding. The good results obtained by PRISE I, the first phase of its implementation in 5 provinces (construction of 60 schools, 60 health centres, 504 latrines and 60 Drinking Water Supply (DWS), prompted the Government to develop a programme with similar infrastructure in 26 other provinces. This will improve the country's overall health indicators seen in sustainable access to water and sanitation and adoption of good hygiene practices through the building of 22 DWS facilities, 41 schools, 40 health centres and 88 latrines, thus contributing to building people's resilience to climate change. The various activities of the project are grouped into three (03) components: A) development of water supply infrastructure, B) improvement of sector governance and capacity building, and C) project coordination and management. The project's total cost is UA 55.77 million, including UA 50 million financed by an ADF loan and UA 5.77 million government's counterpart contribution. Project implementation will span a period of 5 years.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the Congolese population. Specifically, it aims at: (i) improving the rate of access to drinking water and sanitation in rural areas of the targeted provinces; (ii) improving enrolment rates and the population's access to health care; and (iii) building sector stakeholders' capacity.


The project’s main direct beneficiaries are the populations of some 41 rural settlements in ten provinces, especially women and children who bear the burden of supplying households with drinking water. They are estimated at 870,908 people distributed as follows: (i) 440,000 for drinking water; (ii) 4,400 for sanitation; (iii) 24,600 (pupils) for basic education; and (iii) 400,000 for health care. In addition, 333 permanent jobs and thousands of temporary jobs (1,575) during construction will be created. Capacity-building actions, in the form of training, support for the deployment of operational units, IT and office equipment and rolling stock, will benefit Government technical services responsible for rural development, health, sanitation and education. These include the provincial authorities, for which premises will be built and equipped, the future Directorate of Infrastructure and Rural Development, and sanitation brigades in the project area. Similarly, local authorities, decentralised entities and provinces will also benefit from capacity-building, particularly in project management.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère des Ressources Hydrauliques et Electricité


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-E00-006
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name ZALI ZALI Bruno

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-6.13603 23.58979 Mbuji-Mayi
-5.89624 22.41659 Kananga
-6.21667 24.66667 Lomami
-2.91667 25.9167 Province du Maniema
-5.35 21.41667 Kasai