Guinea - Support Project for Building the Administration’s Capacity for Integrated Project Management (PARCA-GPI)

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2016
Signature Date 19 Jul 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 6,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Support Project for Building the Administration’s Capacity for Management of Integrated Projects (PARCA-GPI) seeks to build the administration’s capacity for integrated mining projects in Guinea. It will be implemented over the 2016-2020 period. The PARCA-GPI will support the implementation of the Simandou project which is an integrated project (mine, railway and port). The project consists of two (2) operational components. The first component aims to support the authorities in setting up an autonomous unit with the human, material and technical capacities required for implementing and supervising mining projects, and a Permanent Secretariat for processing administrative procedures relating to authorizations, licences and permits. The second component of PARCA-GPI seeks to support the authorities in maximizing the socio-economic benefits of the Simandou Project. The Simandou Project is used as reference for justifying and defining PARCA-GPI activities. In the medium term, the government intends to use the system and the institutions that will be established to manage the integrated projects that are under development.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of PARCA-GPI is to build the administration’s capacity for integrated project management so as to stimulate strong and inclusive economic growth.


The direct beneficiaries of PARCA-GPI are: (i) central, regional and sector-based administrative entities in charge of the implementation and monitoring of the Simandou Project, in particular, the Ministry of Mines and Geology, the Ministry of the Budget (customs and taxation), the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Territorial Administration, business registration offices, the Beyla, Forécariah and Faranah National Employment Offices and women's NGOs; (ii) economic operators, including women entrepreneurs, who will benefit from the easing of procedures for obtaining administrative documents for their business, and the rail and port infrastructure to be built. The indirect beneficiaries are: (i) the State of Guinea because of the improvement in its financial resources as a result of the tax and customs revenue collected and the stimulation of economic activity around the Simandou Project; and (ii) the Guinean population, as a whole, which will benefit from the economic spin-offs (employment for young people and women, as well as business opportunities) and the social impact (poverty reduction) of the Simandou Project.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Ministère des mines et de la géologie


IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-K00-009
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name IBRAHIM Amadou

Geographic Location

Country Guinea
Coordinates Location Name
8.91667 -8.41667 Préfecture de Beyla
10.3375 -10.69583 Faranah
10.83333 -10.66667 Guinea