Democratic Republic of Congo - Power Sector Improvement and Governance Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Dec 2016
Signature Date 10 Mar 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 96,100,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The power sector improvement and governance support project (PAGASE) is consistent with the implementation of the new Power Sector Law adopted in June 2014. The project will help to foster an enabling environment for investments, promote publicprivate partnerships, improve the electricity access rate and enhance quality of service to users. It will also help to improve power sector management by contributing to the effective establishment of an institutional framework for regulation and rural electrification. In addition, the PAGASE will contribute to the development of electricity facilities in Kinshasa and in Kasaï and Central Congo provinces. The project, whose total cost is UA 97.598 million, will be implemented over a three-year period. It comprises four components, namely: (i) infrastructure development; (ii) governance; (iii) institutional support; and (iv) project management.

Project Objectives

The project goal is to contribute to the implementation of reforms and the development of power infrastructure. Specifically, it aims to: (i) implement the provisions of the Law on the institutional framework relating to the regulation of the power sector and rural electrification; (ii) improve the sector’s governance; and (iii) establish infrastructure to improve service delivery and quality.


In the near-term, over 136 000 households in Kinshasa will have access to electricity through the project as a result of the new connections. Thanks to the project, households already connected to the grid will enjoy better quality of service in terms of power supply. The population of Tshikapa and its surroundings will enjoy improved access to electricity and drinking water. In the medium-term, the project will enable MERH to create a more efficient organization while building up staff capacity. Generally, the project will benefit small- and medium-sized enterprises, retail shops, administrative and municipal services, and all basic social services (education, training, health, hygiene, sanitation and drinking water).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Ministère de l'Energie et des Ressources Hydrauliques


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-FA0-011
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name MUTSINZI Jean-Pierre

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-2.5 23.5 DR Congo
-5.5 14.5 Province du Bas-Congo
-5.35 21.41667 Kasai
-4.375 15.97 Kinshasa City