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Author Gilpin, Raymond.

Title Conflict-business dynamics in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Raymond Gilpin and Richard Downie.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : U.S. Institute of Peace, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  Y 3.P 31:19/NO.234    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (11 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Special report ; 234
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 234.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 28, 2009).
"October 2009."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has enormous economic potential thanks to its rich mineral deposits and vast tracts of arable land. Historically, these resources have been exploited by predatory leaders and a host of subregional actors. The time is now ripe for the DRC to put years of war and economic underdevelopment behind it. The business community has an important part to play in promoting sustainable peace in the DRC. Business communities in Bukavu and Lubumbashi have managed to remain profitable in the very trying years following the signing of the 1999 Lusaka peace accord by showing great resilience and versatility, primarily outside formal channels. Congolese businesses face serious obstacles, including poor infrastructure, high taxes, extortion, and market distortions. However, respondents expressed relatively little concern about insecurity and violence, suggesting that these costs have been internalized or that other obstacles impose much greater costs. DRC businesses neither want nor expect handouts. Respondents would prefer assistance in removing barriers to trade, improving infrastructure, and reducing corruption. Respondents are broadly optimistic about the future and their economic prospects, and have a strong sense of being stakeholders in shaping society. This bodes well for the future of the DRC, provided public policy can harness this energy and not impede it."
Contents Battling the resource curse -- National context -- Businesspeople -- Business environment -- Perceptions -- Moving ahead -- Recommendations.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
Business enterprises -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Economic policy.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Business enterprises. (OCoLC)fst00842519
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Congo (Democratic Republic) (OCoLC)fst01208723
Chronological Term Since 1960
Added Author Downie, Richard Duncan, 1954-
United States Institute of Peace.
Other Form: Gilpin, Raymond. Conflict-business dynamics in the Democratic Republic of Congo 11 p. (OCoLC)464279031
Gpo Item No. 1063-K (online)
Sudoc No. Y 3.P 31:19/NO.234

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