Congo: Additional Financing for Forest and Econ. Diversification Proj. (WB-P158604)

  • Congo, Republic of
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 4, 2017
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 38.24 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 18, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 1, 2016

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The objective of the Forestry and Economic Diversification Project for Congo, Republic of is to increase the capacity of the forest administration, localcommunities, and indigenous peoples to co-manage forests. The AF is required to scale up the development effectiveness of the project and more comprehensively achieve the project’s objective of improving co-management of forest resources. By scaling up activities in terms of both geographic coverage and intervention types, additional households in Northern Congo are expected to be able to better manage forest resources and improve their livelihoods, biodiversity of global importance across 427,000 ha will be better protected, and the GOC will be better equipped to fight wildlife crime. Structuring the GEF funds as AF would allow the GOC to utilize the FEDP PIU. The FEDP has illustrated that it can take a significant amount of time to get a PIU in the ROC to become effective in managing a World Bank-financed project. The PIU is now functioning increasingly well, and there is value in the MEFDDE preserving one such center of competence to execute its projects, also in light of the increasing REDD+ funds, including from the Forest Investment Program, that are expected to come online in the near future. This approach should also achieve economies of scale across the portfolio. The size of the AF in relation to the parent project’s budget indicates that the FEDP can accommodate the proposed scale-up of activities. The changes aim to improve co-management of forests. Additional funds would be allocated to component two to support implementation of simplified management plans and agro-forestry approaches, benefiting households through increased incomes, while reducing deforestation and forest degradation.
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