Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Economic Outlook

  • The economy did fairly well overall in 2014, with sustained growth of 8.9%, controlled inflation (1.2%) and a virtually-stable exchange rate (slipping 0.1%).
  • Growth should continue in the short and medium term, with favourable external conditions, steady reduction of the infrastructure deficit and expanding investment due to continuing government reforms.
  • Despite these macroeconomic performances, the country still has very high poverty, large development disparities among provinces and weak spatial inclusion due to slow decentralisation and delayed completion of infrastructure projects.


Bureau National de la R.D. du Congo

Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement
294, Boulevard du 30 Juin
6e Etage, Immeuble de la BCDC (Banque Commerciale du Congo)
B.P. 7525 Kinshasa I

Tél : (243) 815 560 291
Fax : (243) 815 560 294

Mr. Sylvain MALIKO
Resident Representative

Department Central Africa Region

Mrs. Marlene KANGA, Director Central Africa Region

African Development Bank Group 
Rue Anoma 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01 (Cote d'Ivoire)
Tel +225 20 26 22 51




Key Facts

Capital: Kinshasha
Area: 2,345,410 sq km
Total Population 2013: 67.5 Million
Urban Population 2013: 35.37%
Female Population 2013: 50.33%
GDP: US$ 37.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 230
Inflation Rate: 1.12%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 42.72%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 186
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.304
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 1.9 Billion

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