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Country Report Congo (Democratic Republic) 1st Quarter

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: Congo
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

Weak government control and lack of effective political reforms mean that armed rebellions in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will continue to undermine stability.

The president, Joseph Kabila, and his allies will maintain their domination over formal politics, and the opposition will remain marginalised owing to the continued curtailment of political freedoms, as well as internal divisions.

The government will seek to boost fiscal discipline, improve public financial management and implement structural reforms, but vested interests, corruption and bureaucratic inefficiency mean that progress will be slow.

Country Report Congo (Democratic Republic) 1st Quarter

Summary
Outlook for 2014-15
Review

Basic data
Land area
Population
Main towns
Climate
Weather in Kinshasa (280 metres above sea level)
Languages
Measures
Currency
Time
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
National legislature
National elections
Head of state
National government
Main political parties
Deputy prime ministers
Key ministers
Central Bank governor

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Outlook for 2014-15: Political stability

Outlook for 2014-15: Election watch

Outlook for 2014-15: International relations

Outlook for 2014-15: Policy trends

Outlook for 2014-15: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2014-15: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2014-15: International assumptions

Outlook for 2014-15: Economic growth

Outlook for 2014-15: Inflation

Outlook for 2014-15: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2014-15: External sector

Outlook for 2014-15: Forecast summary

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