Democratic Republic of Congo

Project title: Support program to the reform of the National Police of DRC (PARP) Phase II

Sector: Security Sector Reform

Overall term: 5/2014 – 5/2016

Financial Instrument: EDF

Budget: € 6M out of which EUNIDA manages a service contract of € 3,3M

Detailed project description

An enhanced security environment lies at the core of the National Development Strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The reform of the National Police is one of the critical milestones in this process. The reform process is addressing major challenges at the organisational level. 

Phase II (2014-2016) of the Programme Supporting the Reform of the National Police (PARP)  is designed with the aim of providing continuity to the EU’s support to the efforts of the PNC in addressing these challenges, thus strengthening the partnership between the EU and the Congolese authorities in this critical sector for the country’s development. 

The project activities are designed to consolidate the results of Phase I of PARP (2010 - 2013) as well as from other projects funded by the IFS, particularly in the field of modernization of human resources, financial governance and training of police officials. This will be done mainly through supporting activities of the central directorates of the PNC, although an important element of this second phase is the development of capacity building activities in targeted provinces outside Kinshasa. The project will also ensure the continuity of some of the advisory activities carried out until now by the EUPOL Mission, thus strengthening the synergies between the tools of the Common Security and Defence Policy (EU Missions) and the Development Cooperation Policy instruments of the EU in fragile post-conflict settings. 

The specific objectives of the program include: strengthening coordination among the key players in the reform of the police and providing strategic policy advice, the implementation of management tools and procedures for integrated human resources management (including data collection), providing technical support to the areas of of budgetary and financial management, property management, and supporting the development of training facilities, notably the National Police Academy. 

EUNIDA is providing a flexible consortium framework to mobilise the required expertise and professionally manage this program. The consortium is led by Crown Agents and counts on the participation of AEI, BTC and GiZ. A Project Management Unit (consisting of 7 key experts) embedded at the Head Quarters of the PNC in Kinshasa will ensure of the planning, management and execution of the project’s activities.

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