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STP Target Overview: Democratic Republic of the Congo

STP Target Dates : January 26th to February 4th, 2016 (12:00 noon, GMT. Check your time here) 


Target :  Democratic Republic of the Congo 

 


Overviewen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

 

and www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html

 

Geography/ Climate : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

 

History : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

 

Travel Guides : www.worldtravelguide.net/congo

 

Immunizations required : wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/mission_disaster/democratic-republic-of-congo?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001

 

Peopleen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

 

Global Peace Index Ranking : D.R.C. is ranked 155 of 162 (where 162 is least Peaceful) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index#Global_Peace_Index_rankings

 

Healthwww.who.int/countries/cod/en/


How the Congo beats Ebola : www.who.int/features/2014/drc-beats-ebola/en/

 

GDP per capita (current US$) in (year: ) : 478 in 2015     http://knoema.com/mhrzolg/gdp-statistics-from-the-world-bank?country=Congo%2C%20Dem.%20Rep.


(GDP in USA, 2014, for comparison : 54,629.50 US$/ capita).

 

Other countries for comparison : The GDP per capita was as follows for these countries, expressed in current $US : GDP per Cap 10 June 2015.jpg

 

   

Syria:           2,080/ cap in 2007 

Syria:           1,821/ cap in 2015
Yemen :       1,408/ cap in 2013 

Yemen :       1,235/ cap in 2015
D.R.C.  :          442/ cap in 2014 

D.R.C.  :          478/ cap in 2015
Burundi :         286/ cap in 2014 

Burundi :         315/ cap in 2015
Cambodia :  1,090/ cap in 2014 

Cambodia :  1,140/ cap in 2015
Belgium :   47,517/ cap in 2014 

Belgium :   40,456/ cap in 2015
U.S.A. :      54,629/ cap in 2014

U.S.A. :      55,904/ cap in 2015

  

  

Good Country Ranking (best = 1, worst = 125) : 96th  www.goodcountry.org/country/COD

 

Corruptionen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo#Corruption  (a quick example)

 

Score : 22/ 100, where 100 is least corrupt; Rank: 154/ 175, where 175 is most corrupt. www.transparency.org/country/#COD  (more thorough)

 

Living Corruption Daily : mgafrica.com/article/2015-10-27-beginners-guide-inside-the-age-old-small-corruption-network-in-the-dr-congo-and-why-it-exists

 

 

Strengths/ Weaknesses : www.coface.com/Economic-Studies-and-Country-Risks/Congo-The-Democratic-Republic-Of-The

 

Peace & Compassion Deficits : When tapping a country's mineral and other resources, risks destroying its people ... 


www.cartercenter.org/news/features/p/democracy/rlrc-christophe-kabwita.html

 

Other selected examples, of a much larger and widespread problem for the D.R. of the Congo

 

Mineral smuggling : allafrica.com/stories/201601120281.html

 

Militias in the DRC : mgafrica.com/article/2016-01-09-congos-forgotten-war-the-militia-of-mambasa-and-the-horrible-things-they-do-to-women/?

 

 

So Now:  do you have a feel for this Target ?

 

Enough knowledge to meet The Challenge ?   Good.



16/01/2016
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