Planning Cycle

Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo

Planning Cycle

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

Plan National de Developpement Sanitaire, 2016-2020. The PNDS 2016-2020 will be implemented by the three levels of the national health system according to the attributions of each of them, so as to involve all stakeholders under the coordination of the Government in a spirit of mutual accountability.

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

  • Further development of the Health Zones in order to ensure better availability and accessibility of quality health care and services, as well as optimal use by the population in the context of the three-fold universal health coverage
  • Strengthen actions to support the extension of coverage of quality services and care by working on the pillars of the Health System;
  • Continue improving the governance and steering of the health sector

Annual Health Sector Review

yes date varies. • There is a integrated annual operation planning process that involves multiple lenders and is based on the National Health Development plan and cMYP

The World Bank Income Group:


Fiscal Start Date

January 1

Legal and Political Systems

  • Executive branch:election last held on 30 December 2018 (next to be held in December 2023); prime minister appointed by the president;
  • Legislative branch:Senate - last held on 19 January 2007 (follow-on election has been delayed) National Assembly - last held on 30 December 2018
  • Legal System: civil law

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

The Democratic Republic of Congo joined IHP+ in 2009. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health and partners on reforming financing of the health sector was signed in 2009. The National Health Sector Plan was prepared for 2011 to 2015. An IHP+ Country Grant has primarily been used to support planning, monitoring and evaluation processes. It participated in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of monitoring progress against compact commitments by IHP+Results and in the 5th IHP+ monitoring round which tracked progress on the implementation of eight practices for effective development cooperation (EDC) IHP+ membership was transferred to UHC2030 in 2016. A country compact was signed between Technical and financial Partners in 2015. Joint Assessment of National Health Strategy was done and a new National health Policy 2016-2030 , National Health Development plan 2017-2021 and National Strategy for Universal Health Coverage 2017-2019 are available. Joint annual Health Sector Reviews is conducted every year since 2014

UHC Partnership for policy dialogue