Opportunities and challenges in the DRC

The change in leadership is an opportunity for the country to embark on a path of better governance.

Almost a year after his inauguration, the question of whether or not President Felix Tshisekedi can effectively lead the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and make any fundamental changes to how the country is governed is more pertinent than ever. This report explores different trajectories and scenarios and identifies possible opportunities to turn the current situation into an opportunity for substantial change and reform in the DRC.

About the author

Stephanie Wolters is a Senior Research Fellow at the ISS, leading its work on Central Africa. Stephanie is also a director of Okapi Consulting, an organisation working on media in conflict zones. She has an MA in African Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Stephanie is currently writing a book on Regional Relations in the Great Lakes, to be published by the Brookings Institution Press.

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