Congo

Republic-of-the-Congo
Congo

Official Name: Republic of Congo
Capital: Brazzaville
Independence Day: 15 August 1960
Currency: Central African CFA franc

Key Results

  • The country is expected to benefit from the Kinshasa-Brazzaville Bridge Road/Rail Project, which entails the construction of a fixed crossing linking Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo.
  • The Pointe Noire, Brazzaville/ Kinshasa, Bangui, N’djamena Multimodal Corridor aims to resuscitate the river transport in the Congo-Ubangi River Basin and to modernise road transport along the corridor.
  • The continent has a target of committing 100 Million hectares of land for restoration through the application of the restoration opportunities assessment methodology. To-date, the Republic of Congo has committed 2 million ha.
  • The Republic of Congo signed the CAADP Compact in 2013, committing to prioritise agricultural transformation and development. An Independent Technical Review of the country’s National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) and agriculture public expenditure studies were conducted. A number of programmes in the area of agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries are currently being implemented in support of the NAIP. According to a Biennial Review, the Republic of Congo scored high in terms of implementation of the CAADP process. This resulted in 70% of farm, pastoral, and fisher households being resilient to climate and weather; 10.7% annual growth of the agriculture value added; 100% official development assistance (ODA) disbursed to agriculture against commitments; and 117% increase of the size of irrigated areas from its value of the year 2000.
  • A study was undertaken and a report published on the state of the environment of seven countries – including the Republic of Congo. The report specifically highlights the state of mangrove swamps and coasts of Western Africa and Central Africa. Other countries included in the study were Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal.