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October 12, 2017

Map of USAID/DRC CDCS Intervention Zones

July 20, 2015

USAID programs strengthen the ability of the Government of the DRC and civil society organizations to deliver basic services and encourage greater citizen participation in political processes. Our assistance supports free, fair, and credible elections and improves access to information so that citizens may participate fully in the democratic process, and make more informed decisions. 

July 20, 2015

USAID’s education activities support the Ministry of Education as well as three other Ministries (Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Youth and New Citizenship, and Ministry of Professional Training) to increase access, equity, retention, and also improve the quality and relevance of education for Congolese youth. This work is achieved by working with local civil society organizations, the private sector, and both formal and non-formal education centers. All education activities integrate gender and empowerment activities.

July 20, 2015

USAID is the largest bilateral donor in the health sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Our health program represents the Agency’s largest investment in the country. The country is one of the world’s top five contributors to maternal and child mortality. 

July 20, 2015

The program works to break the link between conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and minerals trade, in coordination with other U.S. government agencies, the Congolese government, donors, the private sector, and civil society. We are scaling-up exports and sales of conflict-free, artisanal gold from eastern DRC by developing market linkages between end-users and artisanal and small scale mining cooperatives to benefit economically disadvantaged communities, encourage legitimate international mineral trade, and reduce conflict. We are also refitting and improving current methods of mine site validation to ensure long-term, verifiable and transparent conflict-free supply chains from DRC. USAID is part of the multi-sector Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade to encourage responsible sourcing from the region by end-users and other supply chain actors. 


Last updated: September 28, 2020

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