Peacebuilding in Eastern DRC

Improving EU Support for Economic Recovery
Author: 
Alison Thompson with Edward Bell
Publisher: 
International Alert
Number of Pages: 
32
Publication Location: 
London, UK
ISBN: 
978-1-898702-92-4
Publication File: 
Language of Publication: 
English
Date of Publication: 
November 2007
Executive Summary: 

This report focuses on economic recovery as a central pillar of peacebuilding in eastern DRC and, in particular, the role of the European Commission in supporting such processes. It argues that the drivers of fragility and instability must be addressed if meaningful long term economic recovery is to be realised. The report is based on field work carried out in South Kivu and Ituri, and draws on research by Alert’s partner in Bukavu, CEGEC. It explores how peacebuilding can be put at the heart of efforts to create shared economic opportunities in the east, notwithstanding the immense challenges faced by donors in such conflict-affected environments.

Region: 
Africa
Country: 
DRC
Topic: 
Economy