Corruption And Lack Of Governance Of Natural Resources In The Democratic Republic Of Congo



This study aims to analyze the impact of corruption on the governance of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by emphasizing the need to meet the challenge of eradicating corruption to improve the quality of governance of natural resources. natural resources, by evaluating the economic and social costs of the prevailing corruption; identifying its main forms as well as its determinants. To achieve the objectives assigned to it, the study opted for the hypothetico-deductive approach with a view to constructing a model to explain the interaction between corruption and governance of natural resources, representative of relevant field data. It adopted the qualitative approach, essentially articulated around the qualitative survey (interviews) with actors involved in the governance of natural resources, focusing on aspects such as forms of corruption; the explanatory factors of bad governance, the economic and social costs of corrupt practices in the natural resources sector. Respondents noted the permanent involvement of government officials and executives in the process of issuing exploration and explanation permits by offering mining operators their support, of course subject to payment of remuneration and/or collection of undue fees. The scientific interest of the study stems from its originality in the choice of theme, the interaction between corruption and the governance of natural resources.


Corruption, natural resources, governance, public policies, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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