The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Joint Staff Advisory Note focuses on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The PRSP for Congo states that accelerated and sustainable economic growth will not be possible without a dynamic private sector engaged in job creation, development of industries, and competitive export sector. It emphasizes the role of growth as an important part of poverty reduction. In particular, it accords priority to rehabilitating road and energy infrastructure, including electrification of urban and rural areas.