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 2007, inequality has fallen and one 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: 45% 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. 

 

The reason AGI is different is that 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 a country like Rwanda should work with their partners.
Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning

Highlights

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?

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

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More than thirty Rwandan public servants have been trained through the SCBI programme.

AGI In Action

Jul 2015

Jun 2015

May 2015

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[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

Twitter

.@tonyblairoffice told the @MilkenInstitute this week that Africa is 'the most exciting continent on the planet'. t.co/V21YQ4YNjy

30th April 2015
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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.
CLAVER GATETE
MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING, Rwanda
29th April 2015
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What have AGI teams achieved since 2008? Here's some practical examples #gpf15 t.co/3GzlTc7Lzh

23rd April 2015
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Meet some of Rwanda’s young tech entrepreneurs, @TIME, @klabrw t.co/Lm2lACSuWs

16th April 2015

Mar 2015

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Africa is bigger than China, the US, India and Western Europe put together, check out @VoxMaps t.co/TDDgh4jfR4 t.co/ncjJDNYxSN

18th March 2015
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#Rwanda and #Nigeria top the list of developing countries with affordable internet, check out @A4A_Internet's report t.co/9awsXj4uG2

5th March 2015

Feb 2015

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Millions of Rwandan farmers are growing more and better food, find out how @GdnDevelopment @AGRAAlliance t.co/3DoEVa8Njh

20th February 2015
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Mapping Africa (& the world) by population size gives you a different perspective: t.co/c5uErWYzdX t.co/e1aUhg8Q1N

18th February 2015
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AGI’s patron Tony Blair is visiting East Africa this week. A major focal point of Mr Blair’s trip will be a visit to the largest solar power plant in the region which has recently opened at Rwamagana.
12th February 2015

Jan 2015

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To continue to grow the economy and reduce poverty Rwanda must increase exports. Find out how AGI is supporting this.
10th January 2015