Rwanda

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

Highlights

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.
the team in rwanda
Country Head, Rwanda
Governance Advisor, Rwanda
Governance Advisor, Rwanda
Governance Advisor, Rwanda
Deputy Country Head, Rwanda
Governance Advisor, Rwanda
Governance Advisor, Rwanda
Regional Advisor, Power Africa

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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

Sep 2016

Jun 2016

insight
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

news
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
news
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

Twitter

Guinea and Rwanda have struck a series of agreements following President Kagame's trip to Conakry: t.co/xRdJsn1j1A

11th March 2016
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Performance contracts for civil servants have worked in Rwanda. Could they work elsewhere asks @AfricaAtLSE t.co/LBpsdcUQSh

7th March 2016

Feb 2016

Twitter

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

18th February 2016
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Why Guinea, Rwanda and South Africa provide cause for optimism on Africa's power problem. New from @judeauxp t.co/KIp5FLUZLo

10th February 2016
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Public transport in Kigali is moving to a smart card payment system. t.co/Zx9DX0vQ72

4th February 2016

Nov 2015

Twitter

"Helping government realize it's own vision... is still quite unique" - Shalini Unnikrishnan t.co/2zodGiCvKg

24th November 2015
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Proud to have helped build Africa's fastest solar power plant in #Rwanda @asyv @guardianeco t.co/qoME2NUUv0 t.co/c1o5YBwBLL

23rd November 2015

Oct 2015