Cote d'Ivoire - Pilot Support for the Mobilisation of Municipal Revenue (PAMREC)


Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Oct 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Aug 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Aug 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Urban Development
DAC Sector Code 43032
Commitment U.A 3,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Pilot Support Project for the Mobilisation of Municipal Revenue in Côte d’Ivoire (PAMREC) is an institutional support that seeks to promote the financial empowerment of municipalities in Côte d'Ivoire and accelerate the decentralization process. PAMREC is aligned with the current National Development Plan (PND) and the one now being finalized (PND 2021-2025), in particular Pillar 5 on balanced regional development, preservation of the environment, and the fight against climate change, as well as Pillar 6 on strengthening governance, state modernization, and cultural transformation. The proposed project responds to the need for reforms to support inclusive growth, ensure a modernized administration, and promote the financial autonomy and economic viability of local governments. The overall cost of the PAMREC pilot phase is estimated at CFAF 3,003,901,293, including CFAF 2,336,688, from the Bank, i.e. about UA 3,000,000. Implementation will take 30 months.

Project Objectives

PAMREC's objective is to improve the financial situation of Côte d'Ivoire's municipalities and local governance. In the short and medium-term, the project will help to (i) digitize the local tax collection and registration system of the municipalities; (ii) modernize the municipalities' financial and accounting services; (iii) make available staff with enhanced capacity; (iv) generate local employment and job opportunities, especially for women who are underrepresented in the administration of municipalities; (v) provide objective data to support local government public finance reforms; and (vi) increase the financial capacity of the municipalities to support development initiatives directly benefiting the local population with broad-based and operational training opportunities.

Beneficiaries

The 22 municipalities under the pilot phase are Duékoué; Affery; Akoupé; Bédiala; Guitry; Katiola; N'douci; Zoukougbeu; Assinie Mafia; Botro; Djibrosso; Gbéléban; Gboguhé; Kolia; Rubino; Séguélon; Sifié; Tiapoum; Zikisso; Biankouma; Mayo and Odienné. The project's expected outcomes in the beneficiary municipalities include an increase in revenue collection of 25% in 2022 and 50% for the period 2023-2024. Based on lessons from this pilot project, Côte d'Ivoire hopes to roll out the PAMREC approach to all its municipalities and districts with more substantial funding and support from several other donors.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
DIRECTION GENERALE DE LA DECENTRALISATIO ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT LOCAL (DGDDL)

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IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-J00-002
Last Update 04 Dec 2021

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Country Cote d'Ivoire