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Congo (Democratic Republic)


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.

Top priorities

  • support the establishment of peace and stability in the country and ensure humanitarian needs are met
  • invest in infrastructure and basic service provision, while promoting better governance to ensure improvements are maintained in the longer term
  • support sound economic management, with the promotion of a better enabling environment for the private sector

Further resources

DRC Operational Plan
DRC page on GOV.UK website

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Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.


Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.