Central African Republic
Reducing territorial inequalities
Supporting institutions at the central and local levels
Reducing economic vulnerabilities of populations
The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the poorest countries in the world. The crisis experienced by the country between 2013 and 2015 led to a collapse of the economy and public services and put people in a particularly difficult humanitarian situation. A large amount of infrastructure and companies were destroyed and the administration, particularly the framework for public finance management, was paralyzed.
The improvement in the political context is an opportunity for CAR to take the path of national reconciliation, good governance and improved economic management. Despite its wealth of agricultural, forest and energy natural resources, CAR is a fragile State and faces a number of challenges: make rural areas participate more in the national economy, strengthen the governance of institutions at the central and local levels, and provide people with better socioeconomic opportunities in order to combat extreme poverty.
Taken together, these national priorities give form to a vision: that of a balanced territory in which people believe in the State and have prospects for the future.
AFD has been a partner of the country since 2008 and is today helping CAR exit the crisis via grants to finance operations targeting the main weaknesses affecting the country (and loans allocated by PROPARCO, which supports the private sector).