Natural Resources Governance Project in CAR (WB-P161973)

  • Central African Republic
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 12, 2018
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Ministry of Economy, Planning and Cooperation
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Mining
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 25, 2017

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Project Description

The development objective of the Natural Resources Governance Project for Central African Republic (CAR) is to improve governance and strengthen capacity in the forest and mining sectors in the Central African Republic. The project comprises of five components. The first component, institutional support: strengthen the fiscal and governance framework of the forest sector will support the forestry administration in its efforts to identify and implement practical measures to improve the forestry sector’s tax collection and redistribution system. The second component, local development: support forest communities in planning and financing their development priorities will support 11 forest communities in the country’s southwest in identifying, planning, and financing development actions in an inclusive and participatory manner, with all the stakeholders concerned. The third component, technical assistance: improve mining sector policies and institutional governance focuses on improvements to the regulatory and institutional framework governing mining in the CAR. The fourth component, local development: formalization of the artisanal mining sector will implement critical formalization activities for artisanal mining operations. The fifth component is project management, contingencies, and overheads. 

Investment Description

Contact Information
Ministry of Water, Forests, Hunting and Fisheries (MWFHF)
Yves Yalibanda
Director of cabinet
Minsitry of Mines and Geology (MMG)
Jules Cesaire YAGANZA
Directeur du Departement
Techniques Industrielles et Exploit


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