Democratic Republic of Congo - Private Sector Development and Job Creation Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Jun 2015
Signature Date 05 Aug 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 32130
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 38,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The private sector development and job creation support project is initiated because of the challenge of translating the Democratic Republic of Congo's recent economic performance into opportunities. This project should permit private sector development, sustainable job creation, improvement of youth employability and economic empowerment for women. It's an integrated and growth-generating initiative which, combined with other actions of the Government, could create a virtuous dynamics and act on the main drivers of inclusive growth. The project has the following three complementary components: (i) consolidate the business climate and the institutions which promote and support the private sector; (ii) encourage private sector development to foster sustained growth that generates sustainable jobs; and (iii) support efficient management of the project.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to to promote private sector development and entrepreneurship for inclusive growth that will generate sustainable jobs. The project’s specific objective is to foster the emergence of SME/SMIs, youth employability and the economic empowerment of women by promoting very small enterprises managed by women.


The direct beneficiaries are Steering Committee for Improvement of the Business Climate and Investments (CPCAI), One-Stop-Shop for Business Registration (GUCE), National Investment Promotion Agency (ANAPI), Congolese Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Promotion Agency (OPEC), National Vocational Preparedness Institute (INPP), the Polytechnic Faculty of Lubumbashi, National Employment Agency (ONEM), the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of SMEs, Job Creation and Income Generation Framework Programme (PROCER) and the pilot-incubator-nursery initiative under Federation of Enterprises of Congo (FEC). The indirect beneficiaries are private sector operators and the end beneficiaries are the entire population of the country.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère du Plan et de la Révolution de la Modernité


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-KB0-001
Last Update 06 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name TOKO Pierre

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-4.375 15.97 Kinshasa City
0.51528 25.19099 Kisangani
-11.66089 27.47938 Lubumbashi
-5.79949 13.44068 Matadi
-6.13603 23.58979 Mbuji-Mayi
-5.33333 21.58333 Province du Kasaï-Occidental
-6.18333 23.51667 Province du Kasaï-Oriental
-6.409 20.823 Tshikapa City
-2.5 23.5 DR Congo
-1.67409 29.22845 Goma