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Summary

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

Read more about Congo (Democratic Republic)

1.67M

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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

2.1M

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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

660K

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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

210K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Population

0 million

2015, source World Bank

% living below $1.90 per day

0%

2012, source World Bank

GDP growth rate

0%

2015, source World Bank


Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
£167M

2017/2018

1.95%

DFID Total