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Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • After years of neglect and conflict, small-scale coffee farmers in eastern Congo have tripled their incomes by improving yields, enhancing quality and attracting international buyers.

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About Democratic Republic of the Congo

In November 2011, the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) voted in their second national election since independence. While these elections were critically important, the country—with a population of over 71 million—still faces multiple challenges. Due to the persistent presence of armed groups, ongoing insecurity continues to destabilize eastern DRC. Other challenges include rampant corruption, inadequate infrastructure and human resources, and a limited capacity to raise and manage revenues. USAID  is helping establish a more stable democracy with a healthier, better educated population benefiting from peace and security.

Last updated: November 16, 2017

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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