Who benefited from the Congo's peace dividend?

In several respects, the first decade of the 21st century was a golden opportunity for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): The death of Laurent-Désiré Kabila created a critical juncture, both internally and externally, during which everyone realized that a further implosion of the DRC should be prevented at all costs. Peace, democracy, and poverty reduction were the three main ingredients of post-conflict reconstruction. In this blog post, we focus on the third ingredient.

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