Bureau Central De Coordination (BCECO)
The Central Coordination Office is a public institution with administrative and financial autonomy. It is placed under the tutelage of the Minister in charge of Finance.
The Central Coordination Office was established by Presidential Decree No. 039 of August 8, 2001 with the main mandate to manage major projects financed by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and other bilateral or multilateral donors .
When BCeCo was created, relations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and development partners were virtually suspended. However, some humanitarian aid passed through non-governmental organizations. The weakening of public structures and the extreme difficulty for the State of mobilizing the skills required to manage effectively and according to the criteria of transparency and efficiency, the funds that the international community was preparing to grant the country.
From where it appeared necessary, at the beginning of the resumption of the structural cooperation, to set up provisionally an agency endowed with competent human resources and able to restore the confidence to manage the flow of external resources. To this end, the Government has worked with the World Bank to give BCeCo a sustainable base.
Given the prevailing context at the time of its creation, BCeCo concentrated its actions until the end of 2002 in the provinces that were under Government control. From the year 2003, BCeCo's actions extended to the whole country for the rehabilitation of basic infrastructures, thanks first of all to the resources of the trust fund, and then as part of the emergency project of support to the process of economic and social reunification (PUSPRES).
The ramp-up of funding from the African Development Bank in 2004 enabled, through the establishment of some new projects, to widen the scope of intervention in favor of the reunified provinces.
The BCeCo has implemented a series of devices that meet the interests of good governance and transparency. This through:
An organizational chart
A code of ethics and oath of discretion
Financial regulations and budgetary procedures
Sources of Financing
94% of the resources managed by BCeCo come from the Government
6% of resources managed by BCeCo come from the Arab Bank for Economic Development of Africa
Resources from the Congolese Government occupy a prominent place in the portfolio of projects managed by BCeCo. The Government has substantially increased the volume of project funding, particularly in the social sectors, with projects such as PESS, PRRIS and PROSTAM.See more