|Approval Date||02 May 2018|
|Signature Date||01 Jun 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||14030|
The Supplementary Grant to the Support Programme for Reconstruction of Grassroots Communities, Phase 1 (PARCB-1) is a multi-sector and integrated investment programme financed by a 14-cycle TSF grant and an RWSSI grant. It contributes to the implementation of the National Peace Recovery and Consolidation Plan (RCPCA). The Support Programme for the Reconstruction of Grassroots Communities (PARCB) was designed for implementation in several phases and in various localities of the Central African Republic (CAR) as they became more accessible from the security standpoint. The approved Phase I (PARCB1) covers mainly Bangui and its environs. Pending completion of Phase II, it has become absolutely necessary to consolidate and strengthen Phase I, where possible. Accordingly, The supplementary project to PARCB-1, which forms the subject of this support, is indeed an extension of PARCB-1 to other localities. While the Phase1 focuses on Bangui and its environs, the new areas targeted by this extension are the centre of Bambari and its environs. This Supplementary phasis is based on the following components and subcomponents: (A) Support for the development of socio-economic infrastructure to support social inclusion; (B) Support for institutional capacity building in basic social sectors; and (C) Support for programme coordination and management. The programme’s completion is set for 31 December 2019.
The sector goal of the Supplementary Grant to PARCB-1 is to contribute to strengthening the sustainable livelihoods of the population affected by the political and military crisis and promoting social cohesion. Specifically, the programme seeks to: (i) consolidate PARCB-1’s achievements in Bangui and its environs, notably the operationalization of the Bogoura and Nzila youth entrepreneurship promotion centres and hemodialysis and scan centres, and the strengthening of food security by constructing a cattle market; (ii) ensure the socio-professional integration/reintegration of youths and women in Bambari by creating cooperative enterprises in the productive sectors that can contribute to food resilience, economic growth and social cohesion; and (iii) strengthen social infrastructure to improve the supply of basic social services in Bambari (health, education, water and sanitation).
The project will contribute to strengthening sustainable livelihoods and social cohesion for the direct benefit of a population of about 123,150 inhabitants in Bambari and its environs, including 52% of women and 61% of mostly unemployed and out-of-school youths. These efforts will supplement those already made by PARCB-1, which benefits 500,000 people directly and 1,528,985 people indirectly (representing 32% of the CAR population), including 500,000 unemployed and out-of-school youths in Bangui and its environs.
Fragile States Facility
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
GOUVERNEMENT DE CENTRAFRIQUE MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE ET DES FINANCES
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Country||Central African Republic|