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How Does Investment Climate and Business Environment Impact Firms' Efficiency in a Post-Conflict Setting? Evidence From Democratic Republic of Congo

Date Added: Apr 2013
Format: PDF

The paper explores links between business environment and firm efficiency in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It builds on 105 firms from the World Bank Enterprise Survey which is observed over 2006-2010, that is the year the first democratic government was installed and five years later, at the end of the political term. The findings of the paper show that, five years after conflict in DRC, firms' efficiency rises from 0.0707 to 0.0742 over a scale spanning from 0 to 1. The mean-comparison test indicates that firm's efficiency in DRC was not significantly improved five years after democratic election 2010.