The Africa Programme produces informed analysis on the intricate and interconnected challenges facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

The country’s complex politics, conflict dynamics and diverse regional relations can present significant hurdles to delivering positive policy outcomes. By conducting original research, maintaining a strong network of experts, and convening policy-oriented discussion, the Africa Programme supports informed decision-making.

Research areas:

  • Armed non-state actors
  • Regional relations and prospects for cooperation
  • International intervention, peacekeeping and negotiation
  • Conflict minerals, resource management and illicit trade
  • Democratic development and elections
  • Corruption and good governance

Our project work on the DRC is conducted in parallel to, and feeds into, our thematic projects on African Peace and Security, which examines conflict and instability in the Great Lakes region and Extractive Resources and Society which focuses on revenue management and poverty reduction.

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