Program Objectives

Main Objectives
Wage employment
Food security
Financial Inclusion
Self-employment
Market access
Social services
Diversification
Women's Empowerment
Environmental Management
Productivity
Social Inclusion
Resilience
Program Development Objective(description)

Supports the most marginalized women to: earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family and community.

Program Components

TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
WAGE EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Average Program Duration for Program Beneficiaries
Under one year
Between one and three years
More than three years
Do Participants Access Components in a Specific Sequence?

Digitization

COMPONENTS DELIVERED DIGITALLY
TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

TARGETED POVERTY GROUPS

Poor

Extreme poor

Ultra-poor

Other vulnerable

PRIORITY VULNERABLE GROUPS

Women

Displacement-affected

Conflict-affected

ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA

Age

Sex

Poverty status

Behavioral attributes

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION METHODS

Geographic targeting

Categorical targeting

Community-based targeting

Basic Program Information

COUNTRY
Congo, Dem. Rep.
REGION
Sub-Saharan Africa
LEAD IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Women for Women International
TYPE LEAD
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Nongovernmental organization
START DATE
END DATE
PRIMARY ENTRY POINT
Livelihoods and Jobs
P-CODE (WB PROGRAMS)
DNA
GLOBAL PRACTICE (WB PROGRAMS)
DNA

Country Information

Lending Category (WB Only)
IDA
FCV Country (WB FY20 List)
Yes
TOTAL POPULATION (Million)

68.98

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (NPL)

63.90%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT ($1.90/DAYPPP2011)

76.54%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (MPI)

79.14%

NO. ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

4

NO. BENEFICIARIES (DIRECT & INDIRECT) OF ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

307,442

PLANNED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

EVALUATION/RESEARCH TYPES
Needs assessment
Process evaluation
Impact evaluation
IMPACT EVALUATION TOPICS
Overall impact
Impact of different component variations
NAME RESEARCH PARTNERS
"Dr. Manuela Angelucci, Dr. Rachel Heath
Marakuja Kivu Research, Innovative Hub for Africa Research (IHfRA)"
DATE WHEN RESULTS AVAILABLE
RCT - Q3 2020
LINK TO PUBLISHED WORK
N/A

Program Coverage

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

6,768

DIRECT & INDIRE CT BEN EFICIARIES

35,870

PERCENTAGE FEMALE BENEFICIARIES

100%

Percentage of country population
0.05%
Percentage of country population under the poverty line
0.08%
Area/s
Rural Peri-urban
Geographic coverage
Several states/regions

Institutional Arrangements

Organizations Involved In Implementation Providing Financing
National/central government
Regional/district government
Local/municipal government
Nongovernmental organization
Community
Financial Service Provider
World Bank
Multilateral organization (not WB)
Bilateral organization
Private sector organization

Community Engagement

Components Delivered Through Community
  • Business capital
  • Skills Training
  • Coaching
  • Financial services facilitation
  • Market Links
Community Structures Leveraged for Program delivery
  • Informal community groups
  • Formal community groups
  • Formalized producer organizations
  • Local governance group
Does the program create/strengthen community structures/groups?

Contact Us

Colin Andrews, Program Manager
peidp@worldbank.org

DNA: Does Not Apply; FY: Fiscal Year; FCV: Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; MPI: Multidimensional Poverty Index; NPL: National Poverty Line; N/A: Not available; WB: World Bank