DRC has enormous potential. Decades of poor governance, chronic corruption and civil war have, however, taken their toll and DRC languishes at the bottom of the UN’s Human Development Index. But DRC’s political environment is more stable than it was a decade ago, and its economy is showing some signs of growth. Armed conflict remains a major challenge. Poor governance and corruption continue to deter foreign investment and stifle economic growth. In 2013–14 DFID spent £162.2 million on its programmes in DRC.
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