Rwanda, where AGI’s first project began in 2008, is one of Africa's success stories. After the horrific events of the 1994 genocide, the country has seen dramatic progress. Between 2000 and 2010, it was one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Since 2006, inequality has fallen and 1.7 million Rwandans have lifted themselves out of poverty.

The Rwandan government aims to become a middle income country by 2020, as set out in its Vision 2020 strategy. But there are challenges still to overcome if this vision is to be achieved: 39% of the country’s population still live in poverty and over 40% of the national budget is funded by donors. A vibrant private sector is needed to create sustainable growth and job creation to meet the needs of a growing youthful population. 

Our team support the systems and structures of effective government in Rwanda, so that the lives of 5 million Rwandans who live in poverty can be improved. We have worked within the Presidency, the Prime Minister’s Office, the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS) and the Ministries of Finance, Agriculture and Infrastructure. AGI and the Government of Rwanda have also developed a pioneering partnership called the Strategic Capacity Building Initiative (SCBI), which is focussed on delivering the government’s priorities and training young Rwandans for future leadership roles. 


AGI is different from others ... they don’t tell us what we want ... We take leadership and ownership and that is how a country like Rwanda, should work with their partners.
Claver Gatete, Rwandan Minister of Finance


Access to electricity is essential for development. That's why it's a priority for the Government of Rwanda.
To continue to grow the economy and reduce poverty Rwanda must increase exports. Find out how AGI is supporting this.
SCBI brings together Rwandan public servants and international experts. This helps them deliver and build capacity at the same time.
What is SCBI - Rwanda's Strategic Capacity Building Initiative - and why is it different?
the team in rwanda
Sinit Zeru
Governance Advisor, Rwanda
Country Head, Rwanda
Sophie Tidman
Deputy Country Head, Rwanda


One million more Rwandans now have access to electricity in their homes.

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More than eighty Rwandan public servants have been trained through SCBI this year.

AGI In Action

Nov 2015


"Helping government realize it's own vision... is still quite unique" - Shalini Unnikrishnan

24th November 2015

Proud to have helped build Africa's fastest solar power plant in #Rwanda @asyv @guardianeco

23rd November 2015

Oct 2015

Sep 2015

The Centre for Public Impact interviews AGI's Tim Bromfield and looks at the challenges facing Rwanda as well as some of the innovative approaches that government is taking to reform.
24th September 2015

How can innovation in government help achieve #SDGs? @4PublicImpact talks to AGI's Tim Bromfield #GlobalGoals

24th September 2015

Poverty has dropped in #Rwanda, 600,000 people have been lifted out of poverty in the last three years #globaldev

15th September 2015

#Rwanda makes top 10 list of most promising retail markets in Africa @qzafrica @ATKearney

10th September 2015

Jul 2015

Jun 2015

May 2015

[AGI] have taught me how to be committed. When they set out to do a programme, they really do it…I appreciate the way they do their work.
Wilson Karageya
Commercial Director, Rwanda Energy Group
21st May 2015

Apr 2015


.@tonyblairoffice told the @MilkenInstitute this week that Africa is 'the most exciting continent on the planet'.

30th April 2015
AGI is different because they don’t tell us what we want. We choose specific areas of focus and work with AGI. We take leadership and ownership, and that is how these partnerships should work.
29th April 2015

What have AGI teams achieved since 2008? Here's some practical examples #gpf15

23rd April 2015

Meet some of Rwanda’s young tech entrepreneurs, @TIME, @klabrw

16th April 2015