Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2012 Congo National Development Plan. Book 1: Growth, Employment, and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2012-2016 DSCERP)

The Congo National Development Plan is is composed of four books. Book... The Congo National Development Plan is is composed of four books. Book I contains the Growth, Employment, and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (DSCERP); Books II-IV constitute the operational framework of the strategy. The first part of DSCERP describes the inclusive and participatory approach adopted in designing the strategy, and it provide a macroeconomic and socioeconomic overview of Congo , with particular attention to employment, growth, household livelihoods, housing, water and sanitation. Hence, the document outlines the five main pillars of the strategy, focusing on: 1) governance, 2) growth and diversification, 3) economic and social infrastructure, 4) social development and inclusion, 5) balanced and sustainable development. In particular, the strategy underlines the importance of trade and production diversification in order to achieve growth. It identifies seven production clusters with higher potential for development: oil and hydrocarbons, mining products, agriculture and agroindustry, forestry and wood products, building and construction materials, tourism, financial services. It suggests global and regional trade policies in order to promote trade in Congolese products and strengthen regional integration and multilaterla cooperation.

Agro-Industry, Buildings and Construction Materials, Cereals and Rice, Cocoa, Coffee, Diamonds,... Agro-Industry, Buildings and Construction Materials, Cereals and Rice, Cocoa, Coffee, Diamonds, Financial Services, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forestry, Fruits and Vegetables, Gold, Iron, Potash, Polymetals, Iron, Potash, Polymetals, Iron, Potash, Polymetals, Livestock, Palm Oil, Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Tourism, Wood Industry

2011 ECCAS Coffee Export Strategy

The rationale of the strategy arises from the decrease in coffee production... The rationale of the strategy arises from the decrease in coffee production experienced by the ECCAS countries in the last twenty years. It envisages repositioning ECCAS countries on the world coffe market through the development of professional and sustainable value-chains, beneficial to all stakeholders. The main objectives of the strategy are: 1) to increase production and improve quality of coffee in the ECCAS countries; 2) to improve competitiveness of production chains in ECCAS; 3) to promote consumption of coffee coming from ECCAS countries. The document also provides an overview of the sector performance across the ECCAS country members and analyses the dynamics of the coffee world market.

Coffee Coffee

2011 ECCAS Cotton and Textile Export Strategy

The strategy envisages the creation of a competitive and integrated value-chain, able... The strategy envisages the creation of a competitive and integrated value-chain, able to produce cotton and related products of high quality and export them on international markets, thus contributing to reduce poverty through a fait distribution of income. The document provides an analyses of the cotton value chain performance across the different country members of ECCAS, and it outlines a strategy framed around five main strategic objectives: 1) increase the production of cotton while improving its quality and profitability; 2) improving and ensuring the quality of cotton in the region; 3) sustain and foster the transformation of cotton into final products within the region; 4) strengthen the promotion and the commercialization of cotton and textiles products produced in the ECCAS region; 5) develop and improve the valorisation of products from seed crushing. The document provides a detailed implementation framework identifying responsible authorities and detailed actions policies to be taken.

Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry

2008 UNDAF Congo 2009 - 2013

The UNDAF builds on the priorities set by the PRSP and it... The UNDAF builds on the priorities set by the PRSP and it focuses on governance improvement and consolidation of peace and security; population access to basic social services; food security.

2007 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Congo 2008-2010

The document provides an overview of the process which led to the... The document provides an overview of the process which led to the elaboration of the PRSP and of the current economic and social situation in Congo. It then outlines the strategy for povert reduction and economic growth, focusing on peace-keeping, security and governance, steady and sustainable economic growth, human development.

2004 National AGOA Strategy Report for Congo Brazzaville

The document reports on the current economic situation in the Republic of... The document reports on the current economic situation in the Republic of Congo, especially in relations to disruptions caused by the civil war. It focuses on specific sectors and on the role of institutions in developing trade and exports.

Biodiversity in agricultural production – grains, pepinieres, Ceramic Industry, Coffee, cocoa... Biodiversity in agricultural production – grains, pepinieres, Ceramic Industry, Coffee, cocoa - specialty varieties only as market is overcrowded, Fisheries, Handicrafts - objets dart, rattan/wicker furniture, raffia products etal., Horticulture crops - oil pressing/processing arachides, Horticulture crops - oil pressing/processing arachides, Natural Gas, Petroleum Sector, Textile Industry, Vanilla, citronelle (cinnamon) and other organic spices, Wood Industry - furniture, carvings assorted products, Wood Industry - furniture, carvings assorted products