The DRC REDD+ Investment Plan 

Adopted in 2013 and revised in 2015, the DRC REDD+ Investment Plan translates the vision of the National REDD+ Strategy into concrete actions. It sets the programmatic framework over the next five years, and identifies priority policies and measures for which a total amount of 1 billion US$ is deemed necessary by 2020. Its general objective is to reduce the loss of forest cover from the current 300,000 ha/year to 200,000 ha/year by 2020.

Strategic interventions

The Investment Plan aims at two major impacts: emission reductions and improved livelihoods, especially through increasing the income of population amongst the poorest and most vulnerable worldwide.

To this end, the REDD+ Investment Plan includes a portfolio of REDD+ programs across the country that include

  • Major structural and policy reforms, such as land tenure reform to secure rural tenure, a land use planning policy, improvement in governance and increases in agricultural productivity that promotes activities in savannahs
  • Investments at provincial level to drive a sustainable, inclusive model of rural development and create new socioeconomic opportunities for local communities, farmers and smallholders

The result framework of the REDD+ Investment Plan is built upon the drivers identified through national consensus in 2012:

Drivers DRC

A national consensus reached after years of consultations


As a reference document, the REDD+ Investment Plan is the result of extensive consultations over several years with seven sectoral ministries, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, private sector, technical and financial partners around a shared vision of what priorities are for sustainable land use and development. The plan is therefore based directly on the decisions taken in a participatory way since 2009 in the context of developing the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the National REDD+ Strategy.

2016: implementation of the REDD+ Investment Plan begins


After a double independent review in 2015, the REDD+ Investment Plan was praised by the CAFI Executive Board for its quality, coherence and ambition. CAFI agreed to contribute to its implementation through a Letter of Intent.

Now capitalized, the National REDD+ Fund, which serves as the multi-stakeholder governance framework to pilot the implementation of the Investment Plan, launched the investment programming cycle in 2016, allowing for activities to start in 2017.

Key documents


Le Plan d'investissement REDD+ de la RDC

version fran├žaise, Novembre 2015


The DRC REDD+ Investment Plan 2015-202

English version


Leaflet on the DRC REDD+ Investment Plan

October 2016