Waking the Sleeping Giant: Development Pathways for the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 2050

Despite its abundant natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ranks near the bottom in various human and economic development indicators and its average income is about 40% of its value at independence in 1960. Using the International Futures modelling platform, this report presents the DRC’s likely human and economic development prospects to 2050 on its current trajectory. Thereafter, the report models various complementary scenarios that explore the impact of sectoral improvements on the country’s future.