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Country Report Congo (Democratic Republic) 1st Quarter

  • ID: 2425025
  • March 2015
  • Region: Congo
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The president, Joseph Kabila, and his allies will maintain their domination over formal politics, but tensions with the opposition will rise in the run-up to the November 2016 elections. Violent confrontations are likely.

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

The government will seek to improve management of the public finances and implement structural reforms, but vested interests, corruption and bureaucratic inefficiency mean that progress will be slow.

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Country Report Congo (Democratic Republic) 1st Quarter

Summary
Outlook for 2015-16
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 2015-16: Political stability

Outlook for 2015-16: Election watch

Outlook for 2015-16: International relations

Outlook for 2015-16: Democracy index: Democratic Republic of Congo
Popular trust in state institutions is eroding
Note on methodology

Outlook for 2015-16: Policy trends

Outlook for 2015-16: In focus: GDP rebasing

Outlook for 2015-16: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2015-16: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2015-16: International assumptions

Outlook for 2015-16: Economic growth

Outlook for 2015-16: Inflation

Outlook for 2015-16: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2015-16: External sector

Outlook for 2015-16: Forecast summary

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