Political Economy and Governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Question

Please provide an overview of the recent academic, policy and practitioner literature on governance and political economy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Summary

This report is an update of a 2010 report, ‘Political Economy and Governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’, and is based on some of the recent literature on governance and political economy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The report outlines the following key governance and political economy issues discussed in the literature:

  • Political systems
  • State-society relations
  • Decentralisation and local governance
  • Justice and rule of law
  • Natural resource governance
  • Livelihoods and business environment
  • Citizenship and social capital

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Suggested citation

Haider, H., & Rohwerder, B. (2015). Political Economy and Governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1252). Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham.