M-RCBG Associate Working Paper No. 204

Value Amidst Transition: Evaluating Strategic Opportunities for Value Addition in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Abdurrehman Naveed
Cina Vazir

2023 Policy Analysis Exercise Prepared for the World Bank Energy and Extractives Global Practice


This report focuses on opportunities for the Democratic Republic of Congo to pursue value addition in its cobalt, copper, lithium, tin, and zinc value chains. Analysis centers on four areas — existing constraints, potential options, evaluation of options, and policy recommendations. More broadly, the report seeks to provide decision makers in the DRC and multilateral institutions with a framework for approaching value addition over the next decade.

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