Situation of the D. R. of the Congo
Political and social situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
A few facts:
This level of development creates in its people a standard of living that is very precarious and at the most, miserable. Of the nearly 80 million inhabitants, 63% live in extreme poverty. Only 52% have access to drinking water and 11% have access to electricity.
Theirlife expectancy is 56 years(78 in Chile, 79 in the US and 82 in Spain, France and Italy) and 43% of the population is under 15 years old, being the average age of the population 18 years old. The annual population growth rate is 2.45%. This represents a value almost 3 times higher than countries like Spain or Chile or almost 6 times higher than France and Italy. The birth rate is 35 per 1,000 inhabitants, a value almost 4 times higher than that of Spain, France and Italy.
Economic situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
The country’s economy has been seriously affected after the colonial era (1960) for the different stages of war and corruption practices carried out after the stage of decolonization. Although the reforms undertaken by the government in the last decade reflects a slight improvement in the economic development of the country, the purchasing power of its population continues to be reduced.
The GDP per capita in 2017 is 474$ (54.400 USA, 40.500 France, 35.100 Italy and 33.800 Spain). Although currently the rate of inflation is stable, a little more than a decade, the values of annual inflation exceeded results of 23,000%.