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Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (English)

The Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa (estimated at 43 percent in 2016) after South Africa and Nigeria. ... See More +

Publication 121954 DEC 07, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Congo, Democratic Republic of (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120862 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Wash poor in a water-rich country : a diagnostic of water, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the five poorest countries in the world, whether measured by poverty rate or number of poor. Political instability and rapid demographic growth—the second highest in Africa—have driven an increase in the total number of poor that puts extreme pressure on the country’s derelict infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper 117837 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Poor nutrition weakens children’s immune systems, putting them at a greater risk of falling sick from preventable illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea. ... See More +

Brief 121583 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Child marriage and fertility in the Democratic Republic Of Congo (English)

The relationship between child marriage and fertility could be due in part to the socio-economic and cultural context in which girls who marry early tend to live. ... See More +

Brief 121631 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Children of young mothers are at higher risk of morbidity and under-five mortality. Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121632 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Enquête de base pour le programme de financement basé sur la performance en République Démocratique du Congo (French)

The report presents results of household and health facility surveys conducted to measure baseline indicators prior to the implementation of a performance-based financing (PBF) program. ... See More +

Working Paper 114388 APR 01, 2017

Shapira,Gil; Fink,Gunther; Samaha,Hadia Nazem Disclosed

Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The paper provides evidence on the number and volume of financial transactions undertaken by agents (local businesses that double as more convenient, lower cost alternatives to formal branches) of the largest microfinance institution operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7984 FEB 27, 2017

Cull,Robert J.; Gine,Xavier; Harten,Sven; Rusu,Anca Bogdana Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Congo - Situation of the Pro-Routes Project : République Democratique du Congo - Situation du Projet Pro-Routes (French)

Working Paper 112350 JAN 28, 2017

Dossou,Alexandre K. Disclosed

Wash poor in a water-rich country : a diagnostic of water, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (French)

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the five poorest countries in the world, whether measured by poverty rate or number of poor. Political instability and rapid demographic growth—the second highest in Africa—have driven an increase in the total number of poor that puts extreme pressure on the country’s derelict infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper 117837 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

WASH poor in a water-rich country – a diagnostic of water, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the five poorest countries in the world, whether measured by poverty rate or number of poor. Political instability and rapid demographic growth—the second highest in Africa—have driven an increase in the total number of poor that puts extreme pressure on the country’s derelict infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper 116679 JAN 01, 2017

Hirn,Maximilian Leo; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Doyen,Jean H.; Sharman, Ali; Vinha,Katja Disclosed

Women entrepreneurs open a path for digital financial services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), finding ways to expand banking services presents a particular challenge because financial institutions are scarce. ... See More +

Working Paper 121528 JAN 01, 2017

Murti,Bhattiprolu Balachandra Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Congo, Democratic Republic (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Congo, Democratic Republic. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109802 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

ICT use, innovation, and productivity : evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper examines empirically the links between adoption of information and communications technology (ICT), defined as usage by firms, innovation, and productivity using firm-level data for a sample of six Sub-Saharan African countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7868 OCT 19, 2016

Cirera,Xavier; Lage,Filipe; Sabetti,Leonard Disclosed

Managing (fiscally) resource price volatility : exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

How should resource-dependent countries respond (fiscally) to resource price volatility? This paper studies what determines revenue allocation between a "spend today" strategy and a "save now-spend tomorrow" approach in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7837 SEP 27, 2016

Pinto Moreira,Emmanuel Disclosed

Congo call center : business amid fragility (English)

In fragile settings the challenges of building a business are increased by a legacy of conflict, instability, and loss. Institutions struggle to provide basic services, let alone the complex reforms and public goods necessary for an enabling business environment. ... See More +

Brief 109465 SEP 01, 2016

Pace,Jordan Townswick Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)

The high level of exports and their product and market concentration exposes the Democratic Republic of Congo to the economic fluctuations of the country's trade partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7700 JUN 07, 2016

Bou Habib,Chadi; Kebede,Ephraim Disclosed

Basic profile of child marriage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Measures of child marriage are high in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The share of women ages 18-22 who married as children is 35.9 percent, but it has declined over time. ... See More +

Brief 105918 MAR 01, 2016

Male,Chata; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Basic profile of early childbirth in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Measures of early childbirth are high in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The share of women ages 18-22 who had a child before 18 is 25.6 percent and it has decreased only slightly over time. ... See More +

Brief 105919 MAR 01, 2016

Male,Chata; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

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Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (English)
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DEC 07, 2017 121954 Publication
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Congo, Democratic Republic of (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120862 Working Paper
Wash poor in a water-rich country : a diagnostic of water, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 117837 Working Paper
Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121583 Brief
Child marriage and fertility in the Democratic Republic Of Congo (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121631 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121632 Brief
Enquête de base pour le programme de financement basé sur la performance en République Démocratique du Congo (French)
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APR 01, 2017 114388 Working Paper
Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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FEB 27, 2017 WPS7984 Policy Research Working Paper
Democratic Republic of Congo - Situation of the Pro-Routes Project : République Democratique du Congo - Situation du Projet Pro-Routes (French)
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JAN 28, 2017 112350 Working Paper
Wash poor in a water-rich country : a diagnostic of water, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 117837 Working Paper
WASH poor in a water-rich country – a diagnostic of water, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 116679 Working Paper
Women entrepreneurs open a path for digital financial services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121528 Working Paper
République Démocratique du Congo - Rapport de suivi de la situation économique et financière : choc exogène, stabilité macroéconomique, et développement - options de politique économique (French)
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DEC 01, 2016 117643 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Congo, Democratic Republic (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109802 Working Paper
ICT use, innovation, and productivity : evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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OCT 19, 2016 WPS7868 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing (fiscally) resource price volatility : exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7837 Policy Research Working Paper
Congo call center : business amid fragility (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 109465 Brief
Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7700 Policy Research Working Paper
Basic profile of child marriage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105918 Brief
Basic profile of early childbirth in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105919 Brief