Rwanda Economic Outlook

  • Real GDP growth slowed down to 4.6% in 2013 from 7.3% in 2012 due to the lower than programmed performance in agriculture and the aid-related delays in the implementation of strategic public investments following the suspension of budget support disbursements in 2012. Growth is projected to recover to 7% and 7.4% in 2014 and 2015 respectively due to the recovery in services, improvement in agriculture productivity and sustained implementation of the public investment programme.
  • Major steps were taken to further enhance political rights and civil liberties. Three new media pieces of legislation were ratified to improve media regulation, promote transparency and encourage citizens’ economic and political participation. Moreover, another political party was formally registered.
  • Strong progress in human development continues to be registered. The infant mortality MDG has been achieved, and Rwanda is set to meet the targets for universal primary education, gender equality and under-five mortality. Poverty and income inequality have also decreased.


East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938

Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director

Rwanda Field Office

African Development Bank Group
Boulevard de l’Umuganda
Building Glory House, 3rd & 4th floors;
Kacyiru Road
P.O. Box 7329
Kigali, Rwanda

Phone: (+250) 252 504250
Fax: (+250) 252 504298

Mr. Negatu Makonnen, Resident Representative

Key Facts

Capital: Kigali
Area: 26,000 sq km
Total Population 2013: 11.8 Million
Urban Population 2013: 19.70%
Female Population 2013: 51.17%
GDP: US$ 6.7 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 600
Inflation Rate: 4.23%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 35.16%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 167
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.434
Membership Date: 19/01/1965
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 694.0 Million

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