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  • OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

    GRANT NUMBER D3330-DRC

    Financing Agreement (Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project)

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    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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    INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

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  • GRANT NUMBER D3330-DRC

    FINANCING AGREEMENT

    AGREEMENT dated as of the Signature Date between DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ("Recipient") and INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION ("Association"). The Recipient and the Association hereby agree as follows:

    ARTICLE I - GENERAL CONDITIONS; DEFINITIONS

    1.01. The General Conditions (as defined in the Appendix to this Agreement) apply to and form part of this Agreement.

    1.02. Unless the context requires otherwise, the capitalized.terms used in this Agreement have the meanings ascribed to them in the General Conditions or in the Appendix to this Agreement.

    ARTICLE II- FINANCING

    2.01. The Association agrees to extend to the Recipient a grant, deemed by the Association to. be on concessional terms, as set forth or referred to in this Agreement, in an amount equivalent to sixty-nine million and six hundred thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR 69,600,000) ("Financing"), to assist in financing the project described in Schedule I to this Agreement ("Project").

    2.02. The Recipient may withdraw the proceeds of the Financing in accordance with Section III of Schedule 2 to this Agreement.

    2.03. The Maximum Commitment Charge Rate is one-half of one percent (1/2 of 1%) per annum on the Unwithdrawn Financing Balance.

    2.04. The Payment Dates are April 15 and October 15 in each year.

    2.05. The Payment Currency is Dollar.

  • ARTICLE II - PROJECT

    3.01. The Recipient declares its commitment to the objectives of the Project. To this end, the Recipient shall cause the Project to be carried out by the Project Implementing Entity in accordance with the provisions of Article V of the General Conditions and Schedule 2 to this Agreement and the Project Agreement.

    ARTICLE IV - EFFECTIVENESS; TERMINATION

    4.01. The Additional Conditions of Effectiveness consist of the following:

    (a) The. Recipient, through FSDRC, has prepared and adopted the Project Implementation Manual, in form and content satisfactory to the Association.

    (b) The Recipient has recruited an administration and finance specialist under terms and conditions and with qualifications satisfactory to the Association.

    (c) The Recipient has recruited an administration and financial management oversight agent, under terms and conditions and with qualifications satisfactory to the Association.

    (d) The Subsidiary Agreement between the Recipient and the Project Implementing Entity has been duly executed.

    4.02. The Effectiveness Deadline is the date one hundred twenty (120) days after the Signature Date.

    4.03, For purposes of Section. 10.05(b) of the General Conditions, the date on which the obligations of the Recipient under this Agreement (other than those providing for payment obligations) shall terminate is twenty (20) years after the Signature Date.

    ARTICLE V - REPRESENTATIVE; ADDRESSES

    5.01. The Recipient's Representative is its minister in charge of finance.

    5.02. For purposes of Section 11.01 of the General Conditions: (a) the Recipient's address is:

    Ministry of Finance Rue Lubefu No 20, Commune de la Gombe Kinshasa

    and

  • (b) the Recipient's Electronic Address is: Facsimile: email: 00 243 99 39 00039 cabfinances@minfinrdc.com

    5.03. For purposes of Section 11.01 of the General Conditions: (a) The Association's address is:

    International Development Association 1818 - Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20433 United States of America; and

    (b) the Association's Electronic Address is:

    Telex: Facsimile: 248423 (MCI) 1-202-477-6391

  • AGREED as of the Signature Date.

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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    Authorized Representative

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    INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

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  • SCHEDULE 1

    Project Description

    The objectives of the Project are to increase in Targeted Health Zones: (i) the participation in Gender-Based Violence ("GBV") prevention programs; (ii) the utilization of multi-sectoral response services for survivors of GBV; and (iii) in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide an immediate and effective response to said Eligible Crisis or Emergency.

    The Project consists of the following parts:

    Part 1. Gender Based Violence Prevention and Integrated Support for Survivors at Community Level

    Delivering an integrated package of short and medium-term assistance on prevention of GBV and targeted assistance for survivors at the community level, while promoting gender equality, behavioral change and violence prevention in the Targeted Health Zones, including through the following activities:

    1.1 Providing: (a) GBV Training to selected activists and community leaders to implement a community mobilization intervention promoting behavioral change towards GBV; and (b) Gender Transformative Training to selected households.

    1.2 Establishing village savings and loans associations aimed at supporting women in implementing economic empowerment activities and building savings.

    1.3 Establishing safe spaces for Women and girls through selected Community Based Organizations and providing a basic package of services to survivors, that includes, among others, case management, referral to health services, psychosocial support, mental health care and legal support and protection.

    1.4 Supporting selected Community Based Organizations and the National Mental Health Program at the MoPH to provide mental health care to GBV survivors through preparation and adoption of a training module for mental health care at the community level.

    Part 2. Response to Gender Based Violence

    2.1 Enhancing selected Centers of Excellence through their provision of: (a) medical care; (b) legal services; (c) facility based counseling; (d) support services to survivors and their children rejected by families; (e) mobile clinics and one stop centers to provide specialized services to reach the most vulnerable groups; (f) training and capacity building for health providers on performing complex surgeries, compiling forensic evidence, and providing high quality medical and

  • mental health services; (g) Training on evidence collection and handling, preparing hearings and filling in medico legal forms to police and judiciary personnel; and (h) carrying out operational research on GBV.

    2.2 Strengthening the Recipient's health sector's response to GBV; through (a) capacity building to improve: (i) clinical care, case management, rapid initial response and referrals; (ii) mental health care; (iii) provision of post exposure prophylaxis, emergency kits, surgery equipment and medical consumables to boost the technical capacity of general referral hospitals to deliver specialized quality services, and (iv) specialized Training in clinical care, mental health; (b) carrying out small civil works to rehabilitate selected health facilities; and (c) procuring required medical equipment for said health facilities.

    2.3 Improving the utilization and quality of health services through the provision of Performance Grants to Participating Provincial Directorates of Health in Targeted Areas. Zones for delivery of output-based packages of Essential Health Services to GBV survivors, conditional on the quantity and quality of health services delivered, as further stipulated in the respective Health Service Provider Agreements.

    2.4 Distributing emergency medication for GBV survivors.

    Part 3. Support to Policy Development, Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

    3.1 Supporting the Recipient in: (a) carrying out of an assessment on the design and function ofthe Congolese national GBV database; (b) disseminating the Congolese family code and sexual violence law and other related legislations, as required; (c) development of a targeting and roll-out strategy for GBV programming for the Recipient's Kasai and Equateur provinces; and (d) reviewing and finalizing,of the National Medico-Legal Certificate and its user guidelines.

    3.2 Supporting Project management activities, monitoring and evaluation and strengthening the capacity of the Recipient and Project stakeholders, to coordinate and execute project activities at the central and municipal levels, through the provision of technical assistance, preparation of relevant reports, Operating Costs and required goods for the purpose.

    3.3 Supporting the Recipient in: (a) upgrading and rolling out a management information system for the Project; (b) rolling out of third party process evaluation for Part 2.3 of the Project; and (c) carrying out of an impact evaluation of mental health services.

  • Part 4. Contingent Emergency Response

    Providing immediate response to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, as needed.

  • SCHEDULE 2

    Project Execution

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