Archived Commitments for Democratic Republic of Congo
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Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:The Democratic Republic of Congo commits to executing on the national strategic plan for family planning for 2014-2020. The government also commits to protecting adolescent girls from early marriage through education, awareness raising, social integration, and women’s empowerment programs.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Official Report Official report icon
DateSeptember 29, 2014
SourceGovernment of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo validated the strategic plan in the month of February 2014, and an operational action plan has been developed with concrete results to be reached in 2014. The 2015-2016 operational budget plan with tangible results is in progress. Access the strategic plan here.
  • In 2009, the country adopted the law on child protection, the national policy "Genre" ["Gender"] and the national strategic plan for the fight against gender-related violence. Moreover, the family code has been revised in 2012. The Government funded the construction of 1,000 new schools across the country since 2013 and this project is already effective, simultaneously, the process of integration of family planning in the national education curriculum is underway. Finally, the Government has made elementary education free of charge. All of these initiatives promote female teenagers and fight against early marriages.
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Financial

DateNovember 12, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:The government recently made family planning and reproductive health a budget line item, and, in 2013, allocated $1 million for the purchase of contraceptives. This financial contribution will gradually increase to align with the implementation of the national strategic plan for family planning, particularly for the purchase of contraceptives.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Official Report Official report icon
DateSeptember 29, 2014
SourceGovernment of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • In 2013, the Government of the DRC issued the first round of $300,000 for the acquisition of contraceptives, through FEDECAME (Federation of Central Procurement in Essential Medicines). In 2014, the Government has issued the first round of $1 million of $2 million promised for the acquisition of contraceptives. In comparison to 2013, the Government has doubled the financial resources allotted to family planning, which is consistent with the commitment to "progressively increase its contribution."
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IPPF Update - Democratic Republic of Congo
DateOctober 30, 2014
SourceIPPF

 IPPF Member Association the Association de Bien-Etre Familial – Naissances Désirables (ABEF-ND) engaged the support of other national organizations and networks to jointly persuade the government to make a commitment to procuring contraceptives and persuade them to take responsibility for the country’s contraceptive security. Their advocacy efforts resulted in the first ever budget allocation ($1m) as well as the passing in early 2014 of the new law on family planning. Previously, contraceptive procurement depended solely on donor support.

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The DRC Government Allocates USD $3.5 Million for Contraceptives for 2016
DateJanuary 26, 2016
SourceAdvance Family Planning

For the first time, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) National Assembly voted unanimously in favor of a budget request for the “purchase of contraceptives” to be included in the Ministry of Health’s annual budget. The national commitment was approved during the September – December 2015 parliamentary session, resulting in an allocation of USD 3.5 million.

Advance Family Planning (AFP) local partner Tulane International led an advocacy session in early August 2015, which played an important role in achieving this win. Civil society joined, as well as the Ministries of Public Health, Budget, and Finance, who provided critical insight into how the budget is created. The group worked together to develop steps to reach the ambitious allocation.

Read more about this progress update here.

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Policy & Political

DateNovember 12, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo commits to reforming laws that pose barriers to responsible parenthood and planned births. 

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Democratic Republic of Congo Official Report Official report icon
DateSeptember 29, 2014
SourceGovernment of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The SR [Reproductive Health] Bill has been started with the involvement of all participants. This bill, which includes the access and use of contraceptives by everyone who needs them, is in the phase of discussions in the Parliament.
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Objective

DateNovember 12, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:

  1. Increase the contraceptive prevalence rate from 5.4 percent in 2010 to 19 percent in 2020
  2. Increase the number of users of modern methods from 700,000 in 2010 to 2.1 million in 2020
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