The Congo Research Briefs are a joint publication of the Conflict Research Group (CRG) at Ghent University, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Study Group on Conflicts and Human Security (GEC-SH) at the Centre de recherches universitaires du Kivu (CERUKI), and the Governance- in-Conflict Network (GiC). These briefs provide concise and timely summaries of ongoing research on the DRC that is being undertaken by CRG, SSRC, GEC-SH, GiC, and their partners.
The survey on which this research brief is based was carried out by a team of researchers from GEC-SH Bukavu: Jéremie Byakumbwa Mapatano, Bienvenu Mukungilwa Wakusomba, Alice Mugoli, Elisée Cirhuza, and Eric Batumike Banyanga.
We would also like to thank Christoph Vogel for his very helpful comments on earlier drafts.
This research of this brief was co-funded by the Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) of the London School of Economics (LSE) in collaboration with Ghent University.