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Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Economic Outlook

  • The growth of the Congolese economy slowed in 2015, falling to 7.7% from 9.2% in 2014, a trend set to continue in 2016 (7%), with a recovery expected to start in 2017 (8%).
  • Poverty remains widespread, although the country has made significant progress in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), moving up 11 spots in the 2014 world ranking of the Human Development Index (HDI).
  • The country faces significant challenges in the planning and financing of urban development in order to improve quality of life and to capitalise on the opportunities provided by urbanisation.

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Key Facts

Capital: Kinshasha
Area: 2,345,410 sq km
Total Population 2015: 67.5 Million
Urban Population 2015: 35.37%
Female Population 2015: 50.33%
GDP: US$ 37.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: 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 (1967-2015): UA 2.2 Billion

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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