Republic of Congo - Capacity building support project for the Ministry of Planning, Statistics and Regional Integration


Project Summary

Approval Date 14 May 2020
Signature Date 22 Sep 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 791,400
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Capacity building support project for the Ministry of Planning, Statistics and Regional Integration (MPSIR) is part of the promotion of governance in the public sector which is one of the operational priorities of the Bank's 2013-2022 ten-year strategy. This is a grant to the Republic of Congo amounting to UA 791,400 and is financed by the Middle-Income Countries Technical Assistance Fund (MIC-TAF). The proposed technical assistance aims at supporting the efforts of the Congolese authorities to improve public institutional governance through the MPSIR and to enable the authorities to better monitor ongoing reforms and programmes. It will reduce the risks to the implementation of the programme and increase the chances of its success in an unfavourable economic context, but which also offers the country real opportunities to adopt structural reforms capable of sustainably cleaning up the economy and opening the way to successful economic diversification. The project has two components: (i) Support for the improvement of the public investment programming process with a view to providing technical assistance to the MPSIR, which is the ministerial structure responsible not only for steering and coordinating the implementation of the 2018-2022 NDP, but also for carrying out its regalian activities aimed at (a) investment programming and evaluation, (b) economic planning, (c) the production of statistical data, and (d) an endowment of computer and office equipment; (ii) Operationalisation of the project and programme monitoring and evaluation cell. It will be implemented over a period of three (3) years.

Project Objectives

This assistance has a twofold objective: on the one hand, to assist the authorities and more specifically the General Directorate of Planning and Development of the MPSIR to not only face the risks and challenges of coordinating and steering the new NDP 2018-2022 by strengthening its institutional capacities through the acquisition of several high-level technical assistances in planning and programme management; but also, via the operationalisation of the NDP monitoring unit and the animation of the sectoral units of the various ministries, to ensure a better national ownership.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiary of the project is the Government of the Republic of Congo, through its Ministry of Planning, Statistics and Regional Integration.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Implementing
GOUVERNEMENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO MINISTERE DU PLAN ET DES FINANCES ETAT-BAD-PARE

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-CG-KF0-009
Last Update 02 Oct 2022

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Contact Details

Name LAKOUE DERANT Regis
Email r.lakoue-derant@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Congo
Coordinates Location Name
-4.2669 15.2833 Brazzaville