Productive Inclusion Project (WB-P163962)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jun 28, 2018
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Social Fund of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ministry of Social Affairs
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 1, 2017

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Project Description

The objective of the Productive Inclusion Project for Congo, Democratic Republic of is to establish the core building blocks of a safety net system and improve the access of poor households to productive safety nets interventions. There are four components to the project, the first component being Institutional capacity and systems building. These documents articulate the government’s vision to expand the coverage of effective social protection programs to the poorest and most vulnerable by 2030. This entails establishing SP systems, scaling up the coverage of SP programs and improving their quality, as well as building the institutional framework, developing coordination mechanisms and strengthening capacities in SP. support to this agenda will be provided through financing the following three subcomponents: support for the social protection system, institutional capacity building and learning, and project management. The second component is the community-based CFW program. This component will draw on the extensive experience of World Bank-funded projects with CFW in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly through the STEP. It will provide CFW opportunities to poor households with the aim to increase their income, support them in developing sustainable productive activities, and rehabilitate socioeconomic infrastructures for the community at large. The third component is the cash transfers. This component will support the implementation of a prototype unconditional cash transfer program. More specifically, the component will finance: the wage transfers for the beneficiaries; administrative costs of the service providers; costs associated with registering, targeting, and paying the beneficiaries; and communication and sensitization campaigns related to the cash transfers. Finally, the fourth component is the livelihood and human development support.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Democratic Republic of Congo

Minister of Finance


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