Rwanda, where AGI’s work 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.

The AGI and Government of Rwanda funded 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. Our teams have worked within the Presidency, the Prime Minister’s Office, the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS) and the Ministries of Finance, Agriculture and Infrastructure. The Government of Rwanda and our team 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.
In a recent interview with CNN's Africa Marketplace, Mr Blair focused on Rwanda's plans for job creation and the potential of effective government to transform Africa.


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

Feb 2017

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10th February 2017

Sep 2016

Jun 2016

The third paper in AGI's Art of delivery series, focuses on the importance of customizing delivery mechanisms to achieve results. It gives an insight into delivery adaptations in some of AGI's partner countries.
27th June 2016

May 2016

President Paul Kagame, AGI Patron Tony Blair and noted philanthropist Howard Buffett spoke on partnerships and doing business in Africa at the World Economic Forum in Kigali yesterday.
12th May 2016
Mr Blair is visiting a number of AGI project countries in East Africa this week, and will attend events at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali.
9th May 2016

Apr 2016

Mar 2016


Guinea and Rwanda have struck a series of agreements following President Kagame's trip to Conakry:

11th March 2016

Performance contracts for civil servants have worked in Rwanda. Could they work elsewhere asks @AfricaAtLSE

7th March 2016

Feb 2016


Rwanda is starting to use drones to transport blood and other medical supplies across the country.

18th February 2016

Why Guinea, Rwanda and South Africa provide cause for optimism on Africa's power problem. New from @judeauxp

10th February 2016

Public transport in Kigali is moving to a smart card payment system.

4th February 2016

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