- 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.
Skills, Employability and Entrepreneurship Program II (SEEP II)
Integrated Household Living Condition Survey (EICV4)
Rwanda Field Office
African Development Bank Group
Boulevard de l’Umuganda
Building Glory House, 3rd & 4th floors;
P.O. Box 7329
Phone: (+250) 252 504250
Fax: (+250) 252 504298
Mr. Negatu Makonnen, Resident Representative
|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|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||35.16%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||167|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.434|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013):||UA 694.0 Million|