Map of DRC DRC

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$264,286,908

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$151,287,727

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the largest extent of tropical rainforests in Africa, and second largest on earth, covering over 100 million hectares. Deforestation continues to be a major issue with agriculture, fuel wood, logging, mining, and hydroelectric projects posing the greatest threats.

The DRC is committed to taking action to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change. DRC developed a REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), which was signed in March 2010 and an Emission Reductions Program Idea Note (ER-PIN) for the Mai-Ndombe province, which was approved in June 2013.

Recipients

Financing flows and institutions receiving funds committed for REDD+ activities in DRC:

Commitments to first and second recipients, 2009-2014

 

Annual commitments to first recipients by institution type and year

 
   
  • Commitments to first and second recipients, 2009-2014

    Chart Description

    While REDD+ funding to first-recipients was distributed across a wide range of organizational types, major funding flows were concentrated among a few of these recipient types. The DRC government's Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) received US$150.9 million, while international NGOs led by WWF (US$22.3 million) and the African Wildlife Foundation (US$20.4 million) received the next-largest portion.

    The UN-REDD program committed US$7.4 million in total, which it initially allocated to UNDP, UNEP, and FAO. However, these three UN agencies then committed the entirely of this funding to the MEDD of the DRC government, as the second recipient. When these funds to the MEDD are considered--together with aggregated funding to international consortia, which in some cases included the MEDD--the total REDD+ funding committed to MEDD exceeds US$160 million.

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  • Annual commitments to first recipients by institution type and year

    Chart Description

    This chart shows new REDD+ finance commitments to first recipients each year from 2009 through 2014. The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) was on the receiving end of the majority of commitments made in 2009 (US$71.2 million of the total US$90.4 million). New commitments in 2010 were small, and went to international NGOs and private sector firms/consultancies. New commitments made in 2011 went to a wide range of recipients, with interntional NGOs receiving US$21.4 million of the total US$60.9 million committed. Commitments in 2012 went primarily to international consortia and NGOs, while in 2013 the MEDD again received the majority of new commitments ($59.8 million), along with international NGOs (US$18.9 million). REDDX tracking did not reveal any new REDD+ finance commitments to DRC in 2014.

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