Accession Number:

ADA510830

Title:

A System Dynamics Framework for Assessing Nation-Building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Descriptive Note:

Civilian research paper

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV SUFFOLK VA VIRGINIA MODELING ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This paper begins with a history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It discusses some of the prominent other nation actors and their impact upon the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This paper identifies the key nodes to Nation Building specific to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and it models these nodes using System Dynamics. It uses the Nation Building approach offered by the Beginners Guide to Nation Building by the Rand Corporation. It uses their methodology and the model to determine the critical nodes that should receive emphasis in funding and support to help improve the overall situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure the state continues on the path to good governance and democracy.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE