Democratic Republic of the Congo: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

This Selected Issues paper analyzes recent developments in the financial system of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It describes the monetary developments in 2003–05 and reform of the financial system. The paper examines the impact of monetary and exchange rate policies on inflation, including the nature of the lags involved. It reviews developments in the DRC’s mining sector and mining’s contribution to the economy from a fiscal perspective, showing a low effective level of taxation. The paper also discusses restructuring of the mining sector.

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Author(s)
C. Briançon, A. Kouwenaar, N.B. Ltaifa, J. Gons, J. Hartley, I. Iacovos, O. Williams
Publication Year
2005
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/CR/Issues/2016/12/31/Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo-Selected-Issues-and-Statistical-Appendix-18631
Research Type
Both
Thematic Tags
Political, Large-scale Mining, Supply Chains, Economic, Access to Markets, Export, Finance, Government Revenue, Market Linkages, Social, Employment, Legal, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights
Minerals
Cassiterite, Coal, Cobalt, Coltan, Copper, Diamond, Gold, Manganese, Silver, Zinc
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
July 16, 2019