The Democratic Republic of Congo was the second French-speaking country in Africa to have conducted a TAI Assessment, being the first to be produce in French. The assessment found that DRC did not have any coherent environmental policies, posing a challenge to uphold its Principle 10 commitments. It also produced many recommendations, specifically the development of a national environment policy and reinforce capacities concerning environmental protection.
CODELT was one of the major contributors to the DRC TAI assessment and leads the TAI Coalition in the DRC. Since then, the work of TAI members in the DRC seeks to effectively use the 2009 framework law on the environment, which was adopted by the Environment and Natural Resources Committee of the Congolese parliament. This law created important opportunities to improve access to information, public participation, access to justice and capacity building.
CODELT is a non-governmental organization committed to independent and impartial expertise and initiatives related to the legality, traceability and participation in the governance of natural resources and finance and the rights of local communities, who are often victims of unjust systems of access to natural resources.