Congo - Skills and Human Resource Development Project (PDCRH)

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Dec 2014
Signature Date 16 Feb 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 14,800,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Skills and Human Resource Development Project aims to extend training opportunities to forestry and mining sectors. It was initiated because of the need for diversification of the economy for the development of job-creating sectors. Moreover, while Technical Education, Vocational and Skills Training (ETPFQ) should prepare young people for the jobs they will occupy, it is observed that in 2011, 30.6% of young ETPFQ beneficiaries were unemployed. Thus, the project will also help to improve the employability of young people leaving the ETPFQ sub-sector as a whole by strengthening the autonomy of training centres, ensuring greater private sector involvement in the delivery of training services and in performance-based funding. The total project cost is estimated at UA 20.704 million for a 60-month implementation period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020. It comprises three components, namely: 1) training diversification support; 2) strengthening of the match between training and employment; and 3) project management.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to contribute to more inclusive growth by improving the relevance of vocational training. It aims to: (i) create new vocational training streams; and (ii) improve ETPFQ governance to tailor training to the needs of the economy.


The project covers the entire national territory and the main beneficiaries are young people who will be trained. Various government services and private sector organisations that will be strengthened will also benefit from the project. Throughout the life span of the training centres (25 years), the project will benefit 7 500 young people, including 3 750 girls, who will receive initial training in the facilities. Various government services, including the Ministry of Technical and Vocational Education, Skills Training and Employment and the National Institute of Statistics, will receive institutional support in the field of statistics and impact assessment. Lastly, the project includes activities to support the structuring of the private sector, both for employer organisations and artisan groups.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-CG-IAE-001
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name BESONG Raymond Eyoh

Geographic Location

Country Congo
Coordinates Location Name
-2.95056 12.7261 Mossendjo
2.05966 14.13219 Souanké
-4.2669 15.2833 Brazzaville
-1.0 15.5 Republic of the Congo