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This team of local researchers - selected for support under the first round of the PAGE initiative, in 2013 - seeks to assess and analyze the relationship between the mobility of young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and their involvement in entrepreneurship. Despite the destruction of transport infrastructure during the long period of war, the DRC is characterized by high internal mobility that exceeds 20 %, particularly amongst the youth (aged 15 to 30). Attracted by opportunities in some regions of the country, these migrants are likely to move towards entrepreneurial activities in their new locations. Using data from the National 1-2-3 Survey, conducted in 2005 by the National Institute of Statistics of the Congo (INS) with over 10,000 individuals, the paper draws the profile of young internal migrants and highlights the determinants of the decision to migrate. It identifies preferred geographical destination of migrants, and establishes the link between the characteristics of young migrants and their commitment to entrepreneurial activity. Find out more about the outcomes of this analysis and related policy implications through the following PEP publications:

Country: 
Congo, D. R.
Project code: 
PMMA-12488
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Project webpage and video  |  Working paper 2015-07  |  Policy brief 126  | Slide presentation | More about the PEP-PAGE initiative

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