Welcome to ÉLAN RDC


Promoting sustainable and inclusive economic development by empowering businesses and entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Welcome to ÉLAN RDC


Promoting sustainable and inclusive economic development by empowering businesses and entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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ÉLAN RDC aims to reduce poverty in the DRC by increasing the incomes of over 1 million poor smallholders producers,entrepreneurs and consumers by the end of 2020

ÉLAN RDC (“DRC impetus” in French) is a UKAID market development project in the DRC implemented by Adam Smith International.

Despite its extraordinary economic potential, the DRC remains desperately poor. Decades of conflict, instability and poor governance have taken their toll, and 85% of the population living in poverty lack the opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty.

We work to tackle the root causes of market failures and constraints. We work with the private sector to design and spread new economic models that increase income, create jobs and lower prices for the poorest.

Our work places a particular focus on advancing the role of poor Congolese women and adolescent girls, some of the most marginalised in the world.

ÉLAN RDC works across four geographical areas and six sectors of the economy.

We have more than 60 partnerships with private sector actors in the DRC, providing technical advice, leveraging funds and fostering networks to change business practices.

 

 
Location of ÉLAN RDC operations in the DRC

Location of ÉLAN RDC operations in the DRC