Community Driven Reconstruction in DRC

Maternity ward in the village of Kikuyu opened in December 2010 Maternity ward in the village of Kikuyu opened in December 2010 © 2011 Bronwyn Walker/CARE

TUUNGANE (Community Driven Reconstruction) is a consortium project carried out with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). CARE implements TUUNGANE in Maniema province. The purpose of the project is to support local communities to improve their socio-economic well-being through community managed reconstruction projects and the promotion of good governance and citizen inclusion as a means to improve social cohesion.

  • The first phase (2007 – 2010) focused on supporting communities to democratically elect 1,251 Village Development Committees and 280 Community Development Committees (CDC) to manage community reconstruction projects. Among other strategies, community scorecards were used and spaces for dialogue between communities and service providers were facilitated to discuss the outcomes of the citizens' oversight.
  • The second phase (2011 – 2014) aims to strengthen the relationship between communities and local authorities through Entité Territoriale Decentralisée (ETD – district councils) at the secteur level. The project has decided to focus attention on the four best performing ETDs, and attempting to incentivize 'good governance' through the provision of equipment to the winners. In order to achieve this, the final four selected ETDs stand to gain more than $100,000 of investment to fund development plans created through this process.
  • Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Area: North Kivu, South Kivu, Maniema and Katanga
  • Start Date: April 2007
  • End Date: June 2014
  • Donor: DfID
  • Funding Total: £19,445,087
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