Country Partnership Framework (CPF) of the Economic and Social Situation in Republic of Congo
The World Bank Group is organizing public consultations between November 27 and December 17, 2017 as it prepares the new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) that will define the Bank’s specific, priority areas of engagement with the Republic of Congo over the next four years. The field-based consultations will be held from November 27 to December 10, 2017, while the online consultations will continue up to December 17, 2017. This will be the first time that consultations will also be held online to enable a majority of the Congolese population to participate.
These public consultations will be conducted throughout the country and will include in-person meetings with partners, various private and public sector stakeholders, civil society representatives, and the general population.
Let your voice be heard!
In your view, what are the main development priorities of the Republic of Congo?
Our teams had already traveled throughout the country some months ago to carry out a systematic country diagnostic (SCD) of the economic and social situation in the Republic of Congo. This entailed identifying the most pressing challenges to be overcome and defining the development opportunities to be harnessed to help the country accelerate the fight against extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity by 2030. The preparation of the new strategy will be informed by the conclusions of this diagnostic as well as by the recent report on poverty in the Republic of Congo. It will then draw also on the second National Development Plan (PND) that the Government is in the process of finalizing as well as on all the analytical studies produced by the World Bank and available online.
On the basis of all these studies, we have already identified the following areas of intervention:
- Economic diversification;
- Developing human capital (knowledge, qualifications, skills) and promoting social inclusion;
- Improving the effectiveness and transparency of public institutions and laying the foundation for the sustainable management of public finances.
What do you think?
Here are a few questions to get the deliberations rolling:
- In your view, what should the principal objective of the World Bank’s strategy in the Republic of Congo be for the next four years?
- Do you think that the areas of engagement identified by the World Bank are appropriate? Adequate? If not, what three principal development priorities would you propose?
- What should the World Bank do to help reduce gender inequalities?
- Should the World Bank provide specific support to vulnerable population groups (children and orphans, unemployed youth, child mothers, widows, people with disabilities, retirees, refugees or forcibly displaced persons, the homeless, persons with albinism, indigenous populations, etc.)? If yes, which ones? If not, why?
- What are the main risks that are likely to impede the implementation of the World Bank’s interventions in the Republic of Congo?
Everyone. All Congolese nationals have an interest in the development of their country. The aim of the consultations is to gather the suggestions of the country’s main stakeholders -- namely, the Government, universities, civil society organizations, development partners, the private sector, local communities, and even Congolese in the diaspora -- on the development priorities of their country so that these views can be reflected in the Country Partnership Framework.
Why is it important for your voice to be heard?
As part of your contribution to the future development of your country, you are invited to share your views on the questions posed above or on any other issue that you might consider more appropriate.
We will publish a summary of the results of these consultations once they are completed.
Please send your suggestions or comments by email to Franck Bitemo: firstname.lastname@example.org