To support the DRC in its fight against poverty, the UNDP has designed a program structured around five key components.
Component 1: Community recovery
Component 2: Promoting Microfinance
Component 3: Environment and climate change
Component 4: HIV / AIDS and other pandemics
Component 5: Promoting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and monitoring the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (GPRSP)
Community recovery is at the center of the strategy. In the context of the DRC, specific intervention strategies have been adopted by the UNDP for the east and the west sections of the country. UNDP’s interventions in the east will promote stability and seek to lay the foundation for sustainable development; while in the west, more traditional development patterns are to be applied. The UNDP intends, through this program, to:
1. Improve the incomes and living conditions of the poorest populations living in poor and fragile regions;
2. Strengthen national capacity for implementation and monitoring of policies and strategies to combat poverty under the UNDP Strategic Plan 2008-2011.
Results Obtained in 2012ésultats Obtenus en 2012
- The rehabilitation of approximately thirty socio-economic infrastructures, (including schools, markets and warehouses), 128 km of desert roads in rural areas and more than 10,000 people (of which over 50% were women), has resulted in viable IGAs.
- 8,500 vulnerable persons (4700 war veterans, 2300 community members and 2200 Victims of Sexual Violence), including 4 000 female victims of sexual violence( VSV) were permanently reinstated out of the projected 26,000 people (12,000 war veterans, 12,000 community members and 2000 VSV).
- 250 community development mechanisms have been set up and include management development plans at the village level.
- Almost 350 structures (local committees and CIPs) for conflict management and peacebuilding are in place and functional, 20 radio stations have been supported and strengthened, and several fairs were organized to strengthen social cohesion among communities.
Promotion of microfinance:
- Legislation regulating the microfinance sector is adopted by Parliament
- 93 out of 143 MFIs counted in 2011 were controlled by the Central Bank
- 50 new financial institutions and almost 400 000 new beneficiaries have been created , 60% of whom are women who now have access to financial services. This represents a doubling of the number of beneficiaries in comparison to the beginning of the cycle (2008).
Promotion of the MDGs and GPRSP Monitoring:
- A national strategy to combat second generation poverty (DSCRP II) based on MDGs was implemented and is available in 9 provinces
- Around thirty CDSMT have been developed instead of six previously planned
- Harmonized and methodological guidelines for the formulation of the provincial PAP and MTEF have been developed.