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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Least Developed Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 2,267,050 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 12% agriculture, 67% forest and 21% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 84,068,091 people (2018)
  • Population density: 37 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 44% lives in urban areas and 56% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 69,535,933,943 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 827 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 19% from agriculture, 33% from services and 44% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Democratic Republic Of The Congo

  • Drinking water

    19 % of the population in Democratic Republic Of The Congo uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    13 % of the population in Democratic Republic Of The Congo uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    19 % of the population in Democratic Republic Of The Congo has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    12 % of domestic wastewater in Democratic Republic Of The Congo is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    66 % of monitored water bodies in Democratic Republic Of The Congo has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    50 $/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, 2019)
  • Water stress

    0 % of the renewable water resources in Democratic Republic Of The Congo is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    32 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Democratic Republic Of The Congo (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    18 % of the water basins in Democratic Republic Of The Congo is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    72 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Democratic Republic Of The Congo in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Democratic Republic Of The Congo (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2017)

Drinking water

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

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

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

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Democratic Republic of the Congo, by source (2020)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Democratic Republic of the Congo, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,543 (mm/year) (2019)

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 (2019)

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in Democratic Republic of the Congo, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Democratic Republic of the Congo, by sector (2019)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Democratic Republic of the Congo, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

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

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Democratic Republic Of The Congo, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Democratic Republic Of The Congo in 2020, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Democratic Republic Of The Congo, by funding source

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2019)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in Democratic Republic of the Congo, progress over time, by sub-sector