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Rwanda - 2014 - Country Profile - Improving economic competitiveness to bring about shared growth - Summary Report


RWANDA has reached two major milestones since the Millennium. GDP per capita increased from $225 in 2000 to $693 in 2013, growing by an average of 8% annually. Poverty rates decreased from 59% in 2000 to 45% in 2011, with well over a million Rwandans lifted out of poverty. An increasing number of Rwandans are benefitting from their country’s economic progress, especially through higher incomes in agriculture, an expansion in off-farm jobs, and effective social protection programs.

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