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Congo (Democratic Republic)


The DRC matters to the UK. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and will have 15% of the world’s poor by 2030. It has also suffered from decades of conflict. The Congo wars, which ended in 2003, cost 5 million lives and drew in 8 other countries. Violence and insecurity continue to displace over 4.5 million * Results less than 1 million are rounded to the nearest thousand. Results over 1 million are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand. people from their homes – the highest number in Africa. DRC is prone to large public health emergencies, including seven Ebola outbreaks since the 1970s, a large yellow fever outbreak last year and ongoing cholera epidemics. At the same time DRC has enormous potential for growth, trade and investment. It has enough fertile land to feed a billion people. Its forests are second in size only to the Amazon. Its hydroelectric energy resources could power most of Africa. It has an estimated $24 trillion of mineral wealth. Unlocking this potential will have huge benefits for the Congolese people and the region as well as increase commercial opportunities for UK businesses.

FCDO Profile

Note: This summary was written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Children under five and pregnant women reached through FCDO's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through FCDO support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through FCDO support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.



Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 8
WYG International 2
International Alert 2
Social Development Direct Limited 2
PwC 6
Crown Agents Limited 4
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 4
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) 2
Institute of Development Studies 2
Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) 2
Overseas Development Institute 2
International Rescue Committee (UK) 3
World Bank, The 9
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 14
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 4
Mott MacDonald Limited 2
Coffey International Development 2
Oxford Policy Management 3
Adam Smith International 2
Mercy Corps Europe 4
Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd 2
Oxfam GB 3
Concern Worldwide 4
CARE International UK 1
Save the Children UK 1
World Food Programme (WFP) 4
International Committee of the Red Cross 3
DAI Europe 3
Action Against Hunger (UK) 3
Rainforest Foundation UK 1
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
British Red Cross 2

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