Central African Republic - Support Programme for Reconstruction of Grassroots Communities - Phase 1

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jun 2015
Signature Date 16 Jul 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 15,031,479.92
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Support Programme for Reconstruction of Grassroots Communities - Phase 1. This phase 1 of this programme mainly targets two of the country's 7 regions, notably regions n°7 (capital Bangui) and n°1 (Prefecture of Ombella Mpoko and Lobaye). PARCB-1 thus responds to the urgent needs of a population whose living conditions are precarious, torn apart by hatred and inter-community conflicts. The programme's activities consist in the rehabilitation and equipment of 06 schools, 10 health facilities, 12 vocational training centres, JPN Training and Self-Employment Learning Centres (SICA II and Nzila), the premises of the Central African Women Lawyers' Association, the establishment of 10 multifunctional platforms, the development of water and sanitation infrastructure on agricultural sites and schools and health facilities, the development of agricultural and market gardening sites, the training of farmers, the training and retraining of health and education personnel, and community awareness raising on social cohesion. The programme comprises three (3) main components, namely: (i) restoration of social services and social cohesion; (ii) support for the economic resilience of the affected communities and (iii) overall programme coordination.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the programme is to help reinforce the sustainable livelihoods of communities affected by the political and military crisis and to promote social cohesion. Specifically, the project seeks to: (i) consolidate school and health infrastructure and thereby build the capacity of social services; (ii) promote food security and the income-generating activities of vulnerable groups, as well as ensure the socio-economic reconversion/reintegration of youths; and (iii) contribute to the reinforcement of social cohesion.


The project will benefit at least 500,000 persons directly and 1,528,985 persons indirectly, representing 32% of the CAR population. It will promote the socio-economic reintegration of communities settled in the project area (PA), facilitate access to social services, and ensure the socioprofession reintegration of over 500,000 unemployed and out-of-school youths targeted by the activities of the High Commission for National Pioneer Youth. Approximately 15,000 youths in school (including 30% girls) will be able to get access to good quality vocational training and technical education under the programme. Furthermore, the programme will promote the empowerment of 600 female vegetable vendors, and approximately 3000 women involved in the conservation, processing and marketing of agricultural and fishery products. The direct beneficiaries will be closely involved in the programme implementation through their direct contribution to certain works and will attend monitoring-evaluation meetings. The federation of CAR NGOs and representatives of women's associations are statutory members of the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation


IATI identifier 46002-P-CF-IE0-004
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name MORISSI Jean-Chrysostome
Email j.morissi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Central African Republic
Coordinates Location Name
4.38333 18.56667 Commune de Bangui
4.16667 17.66667 Lobaye
5.08333 18 Ombella-Mpoko