Thursday, 09 April 2020
Improving the Business climate in DRC, "the indicator allowed to build improved":   To meet the requirements of flexibility and speed in the process of obtaining the building permit, the Government through the Ministry of Planning and Housing has taken a Ministerial Decree No. CAB / MIN-UH / 023/2018 of the May 31, 2018 amending                                                    Official launch of the activities of the 2th edition of the fair International Agricultural of Kinshasa: Under the initiative of the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture of Kinshasa, the official launch for the 2nd International Agricultural Fair of Kinshasa took place on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the KEMPISKI FLEUVE CONGO HOTEL. During the ceremony, several speeches were                                                    The Democratic Republic of Congo presents the Doing Business 2018 reforms: Under the patronage of His Excellency BAHATI LUKUEBO, Minister of State, Minister of Planning, the National Agency for the Promotion of Investment organized on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at  Pullman Hotel, a workshop presenting the 2018 Doing Business reforms. Six indicators                                                    “The time for Africa is now – we can’t slow down, we must quicken the pace”: Adesina: India is the perfect place for the African Development Bank to focus on the transformative power of agriculture, Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has told the African, Indian and international press. “India is an inspiration to Africa, in that its Green                                                    Burey Gold expands in Kilo-Moto greenstone belt: Mining company Burey Gold inked an agreement with Emirati firm Medidoc FZE to buy a 60% onterest in Tendao project which comprises five exploration licences covering a total of 1,456 km², in North-Western part of DR Congo. The deal will                                                    DRC will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi: The Democratic Republic of Congo will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi, Kenya's capital. The delegation led by the Managing Director of the National Vocational Training Institute (INPP), Maurice Tshikuya                                                    kwilu: sensitization of executives of the public administration on the improvement of the business climate: Executives of the public administration and the private sector in the province of Kwilu and particularly those from Bandundu city, the capital of the province have been sensitized for two days on the reforms implemented to improve the business and                                                    Need to adapt the geological map of the DRC to the understanding of new minerals: Mr. Ikoli, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Mines, noted the need to adapt the old geological map of 1972 to the understanding of new minerals at the opening of the validation workshop of the new geological map                                                    FIKIN opens its doors this Saturday 16th of July 2016: The fair activities of Kinshasa for the year 2016 will start on Saturday, July 16 and close on 15th August, announced the Director General of the International Fair of Kinshasa (FIKIN), Eugene Bokopolo. The N ° 1 of FIKIN engaged with the                                                    The Government has committed to improving the income of farmers for agricultural growth of at least 6%: The Government of the Democratic Republic Congo is planning to sustainably promoteagricultural and food sectors in priority and develop the agri-business between 2015 and 2016. The aim is to improve farmers' incomes and achieve an agricultural growth of at least 6%                                                   

Demography and Labor Force

According to the IMF, the Democratic Republic of Congo has a population 72.571 million inhabitants in 2011, with 35% of the total population living in urban areas. As in many developing countries, the population is very young, with a median age of 17.4 years old. Below is a table with the historical and projected figures :

  • Historical and Projected Population
  • Gender and Age Profile of the Population
  • Population Growth Rate
  • Labour participation, Education and literacy rates by gender
  • University and Higher Education
  • Labour situation analysis

Historical and Projected Population

Year 1995 2005 2012 2015 2025
Population (thousands) 46,705 60,698 73,599 79,375 99,162
Growth (average annual) 2.6 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.0


Source : US Census Bureau, International Data Base

Gender and Age Profile of the Population

  Total Male Female
Population 73,599,190(2012)    
0-14 years 44.4% 16,031,347 15,811,818
15-64 years 53% 18,919,942 19,116,204
65 years and over 2.6% 767,119 1,066,437

Source : UN Data
Congo Population Source: US Census Bureau, International Data Base

Population Growth Rate

Population Growth Rate (average annual 2010-2015) 2.6%
Urban Population Growth Rate(average annual 2010-2015) 4.5%
Rural population Growth Rate (average annual 2010-2015) 1.6%
Urban population (of total) 35%

Source : UN Data

Labour participation, Education and literacy rates by gender

  Male Female
Labour participation rate 86% 57%
Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio 75% 58%
Literacy Rate (age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba) 81% 54%


Source : UN Data

Although primary education is compulsory, until recently, schooling was essentially funded by parents due to the lack of infrastructure and government funding, especially in isolated, rural areas. In 2009, there were 29,490 primary schools and 14,163 secondary schools within the state sector, but these were unevenly spread throughout the territory. The duration of compulsory education is 6 years between the age of 6 and 12 years old. Secondary education consists of a long cycle and a short cycle. The long cycle has a general, a standard and a technical field. Students who pass the national examination, called the State Exam, receive the State Diploma that certifies the completion of their secondary education.

Since 2006, the new government under Kabila decided that education was one of the 5 key areas, with the budget for education increased to just over 11% of the total.

University and Higher Education

In terms of geographical distribution, of the 561 colleges or universities at higher education level, 70% are found in the nation

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