Annual review of the Strategy Paper on Growth and Second Generation Poverty Reduction (DSCRP II), and of the Government Action Programme (PAG)Jul 9, 2014
With the support of the UNDP, the Ministry of Planning and Implementation of the Modernising Revolution is organising the second annual review of the DSCRP II and the Government Action Programme. This annual review is a forum for consultation between the Government, the social partners, the private sector and the technical and financial partners. The goal is to measure the progress and tangible results of sustainable human development, job creation, poverty reduction, and growth (in the lives of the Congolese people). This annual review also makes recommendations notably with a view to identifying some general guidelines for the State’s upcoming budget.
The annual review of the Strategy Paper on Growth and Second Generation Poverty Reduction, and of the Government Action Programme is a mandatory undertaking.
In 2014, its principal goal is the analysis of socio-economic dynamics which have characterised the government agenda during 2013 in the nine following sectors: Health; Education; Agriculture and Rural Development; Infrastructure and Public Works; Mines; Energy; Hydrocarbon; Environment; Transport and Communications.
Encouraging results have been recorded in the education, health, and gender equality sectors. However, the benefits of growth are not yet shared by the Congolese people, 63% of whom are still living beneath the poverty threshold: maternal and infant mortality rates are still very high, and the business climate is discouraging to investment from the private sector. There are still vast challenges to be surmounted in order to break the vicious cycle of chronic poverty and to set the country on the path to sustainable human development.
The Review of the DSCRP II and the Government Action Programme follows sectoral reviews of the nine sectors noted above, presided over by the relevant Ministers and with the support of the leading investment partners in these sectors.
The Priority Programmes for the provinces have also been evaluated in four pilot provinces (the Equatorial Province, North and South Kivu, and the Eastern Province) by the Agriculture and Rural Development, Health, Education and Governance sectors.
The specific topics and key reform issues discussed during the 2014 annual Review will be as follows:
- The process of reforming the public finances and financial decentralisation;
- The status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG);
- The business climate and the “Doing Business” report;
- The six national commitments under the Addis Ababa framework agreement;
- The coordination of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
The Ministry for Planning will present a summary of the 2013 report and of the status of the twelve recommendations made as a result of this Review. A final report will set out the findings and the progress achieved as well as the implications and recommendations that emerge from the participants in this review, in 2014.
For more information, please contact
Nelly Kankolongo, programme consultant for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nelly Kankolongo, Conseillère au programme Planification et Suivi Evaluation du Développement: email@example.com