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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location

  • Geographical region: Africa
  • SDG region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Area

  • Total area: 2,267,050 km2
  • Land used by sector : 12 % agriculture, 67 % forest and 21 % other

Population

  • Total: 84,068,091 people
  • Population density : 37 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 44 % lives in urban areas and 56 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 69,535,933,943 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 827 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 19 % from agriculture, 33 % from services and 44 % from industry

Data provider: World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Democratic Republic Of The Congo

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Democratic Republic Of The Congo use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    --- % of the population in Democratic Republic Of The Congo use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

    4 % of the population in Democratic Republic Of The Congo have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of the household wastewater in Democratic Republic Of The Congo are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in Democratic Republic Of The Congo have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2017)
  • Efficiency

    24 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Democratic Republic Of The Congo (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2005)
  • Water stress

    0 % of the renewable water resources in Democratic Republic Of The Congo are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2014)
  • Water management

    31 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Democratic Republic Of The Congo (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area in Democratic Republic Of The Congo have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2018)
  • Ecosystems

    -0.5 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Democratic Republic Of The Congo in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    153 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Democratic Republic Of The Congo in 2018 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    --- Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG indicator 6.b.1)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by service level and by location (2017)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by service level and by location (2017)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by service level and by location (2017)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in Democratic Republic Of The Congo (2015), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by stream ()

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Democratic Republic Of The Congo (2017), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,543 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 15,773 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 12 m3 per capita (2005)

Environmental flow requirements: 77 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2005)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, progress over time, compared to other countries in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, score by dimension (2017)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by component (2017)

The “overall” SDG 6.5.2 indicator value represents the values for river and lake basins and transboundary aquifers combined. The SDG 6.5.2 indicator value can also be disaggregated into values for transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers.

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Democratic Republic Of The Congo, over time

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes assistance for drinking-water supply, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water resources conservation, development and management, agricultural water resources, flood protection, and hydroelectric power.

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by sub-sector, in (2018)

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Democratic Republic Of The Congo (million 2014 USD), by source (())

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Existence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning in Democratic Republic Of The Congo ()