Democratic Republic of Congo - General Population Census and Social Databases Consolidation Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Nov 2014
Signature Date 28 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 15,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The General Population Census and Social Databases Consolidation Support Project (PARBDS) is an operation that is mainly financed by UNFPA, Japan, the World Bank and China. The Bank Group contributes to the financing with UA 15 million (or approximately USD 22,775,700), awarded as a Window I Transition Support Facility (TSF) grant. Although PARBDS is not a joint project, it has been designed in close consultation with other partners. The general population census to be supported by the PARBDS project and organized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) will help to revive the production of statistics in the country. Hence, PARBDS will help to operationalize the SNDS by conducting the census and establishing social databases. The project comprises the following three components: (i) Support to the general population census; (ii) Establishment of social databases; and (iii) Project management.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to help build knowledge on the demographic, economic and social situation of the DRC with a view to enhancing development planning and achieving more inclusive growth. The specific objectives are to: (i) support the organization of the Second General Population and Housing Census; and (ii) facilitate the establishment of social databases using the census results, with a view to producing reliable social indicators and monitoring their progress.


The direct beneficiaries of the Project are: (i) the Government which will have recent and reliable data for the country's development planning; and (ii) the entire population (67.5 million inhabitants 52% of which are women), whose needs will be better identified and better taken into account.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-KF0-007
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name KOLOKOTA Stanny Ngay-Moko

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-2.5 23.5 DR Congo
-4.375 15.97 Kinshasa City