Democratic Republic of Congo

UNCDF has been present in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2004, helping the country meet its development challenges by supporting programmes in areas of inclusive finance and local development finance.

Today, UNCDF offers catalytic finance models that unlock public and private resources in “last mile” environments, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

DRC is also one of the countries where UNCDF implements its YouthStart programme, a global initiative designed to increase access to financial services for low-income youth, with emphasis on savings and financial education.

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