In 2001, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Central Bank of Congo (BCC) launched sweeping and comprehensive reforms. The main goal of these reforms was to build capacity in its key operations and support functions. These reforms, which were part of broader structural reforms underpinning IMF-supported programs, were carried out in a political context characterized by transitional arrangements among fighting factions. These arrangements ended with general elections on July 30, 2006, the first since independence.1

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