Least Developed Country Category: Democratic Republic of the Congo Profile

* Data from the 2021 triennial review

Democratic Republic of the Congo Snapshot in PDF

LDC status

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Inclusion: 1991

Reports and resolutions

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Inclusion

CDP report: 1991
GA resolution: A/RES/46/206

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

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Value:

$ 506

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Thresholds

Inclusion: $ 1,018
Graduation: $ 1,222
Income-only graduation: $ 2,444

Human assets index (HAI)*

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Index:

47.9

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 60 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators

Under-five mortality rate
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
stat Value: 84.8 stat Value: 46.2
Index: 54.7 Index: 40.2
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation Source: UNESCO
Prevalence of stunting
Adult literacy rate
stat Value: 41.2 stat Value: 77.0
Index: 22.6 Index: 69.4
Source: UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates Source: UNESCO
Maternal Mortality Rate
Gender parity index for gross secondary school enrolment
stat Value: 473 stat Value: 0.64
Index: 60.8 Index: 39.9
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality Source: UNESCO

Economic and environmental vulnerability index (EVI)*

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Index:

28.3

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators

Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
stat Value: 20.5 stat Value: 0.01
Index: 33.1 Index: 0.0
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: CIESIN
Remoteness and landlockedness
Share of population living in drylands
stat Value: 56.2 stat Value: 0.3
Index: 57.7 Index: 0.3
Source: CDP Source: CDP
Merchandise export concentration
Instability of agricultural production
stat Value: 0.45 stat Value: 8.4
Index: 41.8 Index: 37.2
Source: UNCTAD Source: FAO
Instability of exports of goods and services
Victims of disasters
stat Value: 10.6 stat Value: 0.07
Index: 21.2 Index: 35.4
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: EM-DAT

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