Please provide an updated analysis and general overview of corruption and anti-corruption measures in the DRC. We would appreciate a focus on public administration, government institutions as well as state-owned enterprises. In addition, we would appreciate consideration of the justice and the mining sectors.
Historically, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced violence and extensive abuses of power. Protracted civil wars coupled with the continued mismanagement of state resources have placed DRC among the group of fragile states with the world’s poorest infrastructure. Bribery, lack of political integrity and weak oversight institutions worsen clientele politics, rent-seeking and instability throughout the country.
Corruption permeates all levels of society from petty bribery and grand corruption to illicit financial flows.
There are elements of a good anti-corruption framework but implementation is lacking.
Recent research has demonstrated the negative impact corruption in the DRC has had socially, economically and on conflict in the country.
Extent of corruption
Nature of corruption challenges
Sectors affected by corruption
Impact of corruption
Krista Lee-Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sofie Schuette (U4), email@example.com
Jorum Duri, Samuel Kaninda (TI) and Ernest Mpararo (Ligue Congolaise de Lutte contre la Corruption), firstname.lastname@example.org