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Global Financial Crisis Discussion Series - Paper 15: Democratic Republic of Congo Phase 2

Jan 01, 2010 | F.K. Kalala, D. Cassimon | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

This paper aims to examine the impact of the global financial crisis on the DRC’s economy. The Paper clarifies the key transmission channels of the impact of The crisis on the DRC’s economy and provides some data for corroboration, analyses the growth and development effects of the crisis, and discusses policy responses to the crisis. The mining sector in particular is surveyed because of the role it has played historically in fuelling economic growth and because it has been central to the transmission of the global economic downturn in the DRC.