An excellent Der Spiegel report on a German development NGO building a road in eastern DRC. Hat tip to 'Red Rat':

From the sub-title:
The project has demonstrated the limits of development aid in a stateless region.
The German in charge, with a long time in country, remarks:
The first problem is that the state is still unable to take over the work done by aid workers in Sake. There's just the UN.....the road has also failed to fulfill his second hope, that of stimulating the economy...he summarizes the entire problem with development aid in a single sentence: "We are waiting for the state to begin fulfilling its duties."
His next posting? The CAR!