Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2015): US$ 22,685,203
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2015): 11 projects
  • Main donors: UNDP, Canada and UNHCR, European Commission and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing partners: UNDP, UNHCR, MONUC, OCHA, PAM, FAO, UNOPS and external partners such as Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and Ministry of Land Affairs

UN-Habitat has been working mainly in North Kivu, Ituri, Bunia/Djugu, Mahagi and Masisi Territory, and the Equateur Province.

General information
Capital:  Kinshasa Major cities: the major cities of DRC are Bandundu, Bukavu,  Ilebo, Djokupunda, Goma, Isiro, Kalemie, Kananga, Kikwit, Kindu Kisangani, Kolwezi, Likasi, Lusanga, Lubumbash, Lukutu, Mbandaka, Mbanza-Ngungu and Moba. Democratic Republic of Congo is divided into various regional provinces and the cities are vital producers of minerals and natural resources.

  • Population: 65.71 million
  • GDP: US$ 17.2 billion
  • GDP growth: 7.2%
  • Urban population: 35%
  • Population growth rate (average annual %): 2.7%
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 4.3%
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 1.9%

Source: UN-data 2013

UN-Habitat projects in DRC
Housing, Land And Property Interventions In Eastern DRC To facilitate returns of IDPs and refugees and improve land administration.

  • Duration: September 2008 – December 2013
  • Value: US$ 8,381,669
  • Donor: UNDP Pooled Fund
  • Location: North Kivu & Ituri
  • Implementing partners: UNHCR, MONUC, OCHA,  SFCG

  Housing, Land And Property Interventions In Eastern DRC To facilitate returns of IDPs and refugees and improve land administration.

  • Duration: September – December 2013
  • Value: US$ 1,137,000
  • Donor: UNHCR

  Housing, Land and Property Interventions in Eastern DRC To facilitate returns of IDPs and refugees in North Kivu and in Ituri.

  • Duration: January 2011 – January 2014
  • Value: US$ 7,281,240
  • Location: North Kivu

  Prevention, Mediation and Follow-Up of Land Based Conflicts in Djugu,Mweso and Masisi ( Eastern DRC )   

  • Duration: July 2012 – December 2014
  • Value: US$ 425,640
  • Donor: UNDP MDTF
  • Location: North Kivu, Bunia/Djugu and Mahagi territories
  • Implementing partners: UNHCR

  Support for sustainable reintegration of returning IDPs through prevention and mediation of land conflicts

  • Duration: January 2013 – December 2013
  • Value: US$ 296,354
  • Donor: UNDP DRC
  • Location: Equateur Province
  • Implementing partners: SFCG

  Support for sustainable reintegration of returning IDPs through prevention and mediation of land conflicts

  • Duration: August 2013 – December 2014
  • Value: US$ 580,000
  • Donor: UNDP MDTF
  • Location: Equateur Province
  • Implementing partners: SFCG

  Prevention et resolution des conflits fonciers dans les zones de deplacement et de retour en territoire de Masisi (axes Sake-Mweso et sake-Nyabiondo), Province du Nord Kivu, RD Congo    

  • Duration: September 2013 – August 2015
  • Value: US$ 618,164
  • Donor: UNDP MDTF
  • Location: Masisi Territory
  • Implementing partners: UNHCR, UNDP, MONUSCO

  Programme de securisation fonciere integree pour la reintegration et la relance communautaire a l’est de la RDC.    

  • Duration: September 2013 – August 2015; January 2013 – May 2015
  • Value: US$ 643,997; US$ 467,290 respectively
  • Donor: UNDP MDTF
  • Location: Bunia, Djugu and Mahagi territories
  • Implementing Partners: The Provincial Ministries on Lands Affairs; NGO AJP (Action Justice Paix); The Land Administration; The Ituri Lands Commission ; UN agencies (UNHCR) and Mission (MONUSCO-CAS); STAREC, FAO, UNDP, Provincial Government

  Housing, Land and Property Interventions in Eastern DRC to Facilitate Return of IDPs and Refugees and Improve the Land Administration  

  • Duration: January 2010 – December 2012
  • Value: US$ 1,499,378
  • Donor: Canada
  • Location: Implementing partners: UNHCR, MONUC, Ministry of Land Affairs

  Housing, Land and Property Interventions in Eastern DRC    

  • Duration: October 2010 – December 2012
  • Value: US$ 921,761
  • Donor: UNDP DRC
  • Implementing partners: UNHCR, PAM, FAO, PNUD, UNOPS

  Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo particularly in the selected city of Kinshasa, in the neighborhood of Masina, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks, through the implementation of a participatory pilot project.

  • Implementation Phase: Phase III
  • Duration: 29 March 2014 – 31 December 2015
  • Value: US$900,000
  • Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, Gouvernement Provincial de la Ville de Kinshasa
  • Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat
  • Profile cities/ location: Kinshasa (District of Masina)