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2013-2017 - Democratic Republic of Congo - Country Strategy Paper
The positive trend towards political stability in DRC since the 2000s as well as the implementation by the Government of economic and structural reforms backed by the development partners have contributed to the gradual consolidation of the country’s macroeconomic framework. However, this positive trend of the macro-economic aggregates has not been accompanied by an improvement in the country’s social indicators, since economic growth has been driven by a very small number of areas of activity in sectors with little job creation. The DRC is also faced with the episodic and recurrent resurgence of political and security tensions that are sources of vulnerability. This situation underscores the fragility of this Central African giant and the need for the country’s authorities to speed up institutional, economic and social reforms with a view to creating the necessary conditions for lasting peace and sustained and inclusive economic growth.