Rwanda–AfDB Supports Butare-Kitabi-Ntendezi Road Project

Tunis, 25 March 2009 -  The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, will support the rehabilitation and maintenance of a major road in Rwanda with a grant of 16 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$23.5 million, approved by the institutions Executive Board on Wednesday, 25 March 2009,  in Tunis, Tunisia. The objective of the project is to open up the rural areas to increase sub-regional trade. Specifically, The Butare-Kitabi-Ntendezi Road Project aims at facilitating the movement of goods and people as...

Rwanda - Butare Kitabi Ntendezi Road Project - ESMP Summary

The site needs are estimated at 140 000 m3 of bastard and 150 000 m3 of selected natural materials. These needs are largely covered by six bastard quarries with potential estimated at 400 000 m3 , and eight (8) natural material deposits amounting to 260 000 m3 . However, the distribution of these deposits over several locations necessitates transportation over relatively long distances. The site will provide employment to nearly 1 000 persons, of which 750 or so local hands.

AfDB, Rwanda and Burundi Sign Draft Agreement on Road and Electricity Projects

The Bank Group on Monday, March 16, 2009, in Tunis signed a loan agreement of Units of Account (UA) 100 million for the Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-Ntendezi-Mwittyazo multinational road project and an electrical interconnection network project of UA 99.77 million for the Nile equatorial lakes region as part of the total cost of UA160 million with the governments of Rwanda and Burundi. The agreement was signed for the Bank Group by Director Gilbert Mbesherubusa, on behalf of Vice President Mandla Gantsho, while Burundi’s Finance Minister, Clotilde Nizigama, and Rwanda’s Infrastructure Minister, Linda...

AfDB and Rwanda Sign Grant Agreements for Skills and Enterprise Development

Kigali, 11 March 2009-The Bank Group and Rwanda on March 7, 2009, in Kigali, signed protocol agreements for two grants amounting to US$ 17.2 million to support the second phase of a Science and Technology for Skills Development and Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Projects in the country. The agreements were signed by Rwanda’s Finance Minister, James Musoni, and the Bank Group’s Field Office Resident Representative, Jacob Diko Mukete. Speaking during the event, Mr. Musoni expressed appreciation for the excellent relations between his country and the Bank Group. He thanked the...

Multinational - Bugesera Region Rural Development Project - ESIA Summary

Les Gouvernements du Rwanda et du Burundi ont adressé une requête à la Banque Africaine de Développement (la BAD) pour le financement du Projet de développement rural intégré de la Région Naturelle du Bugesera qui chevauche les deux pays. Le Projet cible en particulier les deux grands lacs frontaliers, Rweru et Cyohoha-Sud ainsi que les marais de l’Akanyaru. Le Projet consiste en un ensemble d’initiatives et d’actions de différentes natures, incluant a) des aménagements hydro-agricoles, b) des infrastructures rurales, c) des moyens de développement de la production, ainsi que d) des...

2008-2011 - Rwanda - Country Strategy Paper

The last CSP for Rwanda covered 2005 to 2007. This CSP provides coverage for 2008-2011. It assesses Rwanda’s development prospects and challenges, the Government’s strategic options, and the role that the Bank could play, in collaboration with the Government and other development partners, in helping the country realize its development objectives. In particular, the report describes: (a) what we have learnt from implementation of the previous CSP; (b) what results we want to achieve and how to deliver them; (c) how we will address the balance between knowledge and lending; and (d) how we will...

Rwanda - Emergency Agricultural Production Recovery Project - Project Completion Report

he Emergency Agricultural Production Project (PRAUPA) was selected as part of the rebuilding of socio-economic fabric much of which was destroyed during the 1994 genocide. This tragic event had a highly negative impact on the agricultural sector (losses in food production estimated at 75% of the productive potential). Negotiations with the Bank resulted in the identification of a project, entitled PRAUPA, for the rehabilitation of irrigation facilities and the revitalization of rice production in Rwanda.

2008 - Rwanda - Joint Governance Assessment (JGA)

This report is an assessment of governance in Rwanda, undertaken jointly by the Government of Rwanda and the development partners. It is intended to establish a common understanding of governance progress, problems and priorities, and a framework for assessing progress over the coming years on the basis of agreed indicators and benchmarks. The guiding principle has been to provide a basis for joint ownership and constructive discussion in order to improve the quality and usefulness of dialogue around issues of good governance.

The African Development Bank Renewed Support to Rwanda through Budget Support

The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the Government of Rwanda, represented by Dr. Donald Kaberuka and Honorable Minister James Musoni have signed a grant agreement of UA 33 million (US$ 50 million, equivalent to 27.5 Billions FRW) to help finance the second phase of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Support Program (PRSSP II) in Rwanda. This budget support programme signed on October 30th 2007, will cover a period of two years (2007-2008). It is warmly welcomed by the Government as budget support has been proven to be more...

Rwanda: US$ 50 Million ADF Grant for Poverty Reduction Strategy Support Programme

Tunis, 18 July 2007 – The African Development Fund  (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a grant of UA 33 million (US$ 50 million) to help finance the second phase of  the  Poverty Reduction Strategy Support Program  (PRSSP II) in Rwanda. The Rwandan Government is finalizing the new "Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy" for 2007-2011, following the implementation of the 2002-2006 PRSP. The Government has embarked on the second generation PRSP that is more growth-oriented and focusing on...

Reformers’ Club Honors African Development Bank Group President

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank Group recently in Washington DC honored the African Development Bank Group President and Rwanda’s Former Minister of Finance, Donald Kaberuka, for helping to introduce reforms in the business environment while he was leading his country’s ministry of finance. Rwanda introduced a specialized commercial division in the high court and increased the number of authorized notaries from one to over 50 which resulted in new business registration time falling from 21 days to 16 days. During the same period, Rwanda also...

Rwanda-US$ 22 Million ADF Grant in Support of Education Sector

Tunis, 21 June 2006 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will assist the Rwandan government’s efforts aimed at developing its human resources capacity with a grant of 15 million Units of Account (*UA) equivalent to US$ 22.41 million. The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the AfDB Group, on Wednesday in Tunis, approved the grant to finance a Program in support of the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2006-2010. The ADF grant will help implement the ESSP, which seeks to promote poverty reduction by strengthening human...

HIPC Approval Document - Completion Point under the Enhanced Framework

Rwanda qualified fo r US$ 452.4 million HIPC debt relief assistance in end-1999 NPV terms at the decision point in December 2000. On April 13, 2005, Rwanda became the 14 th regional member country (RMC) to reach the completion point under the enhanced HIPC Initiative. As a result, the Boards of Directors of the IMF and the World Bank approved a total irrevocable debt relief from multilateral and bilateral creditors amounting to US$ 1.4 billion in nominal terms over time, equivalent to debt relief of US$ 452 .4 million in end-1999 NPV terms as agreed at the decision point, plus a topping-up...

ADF Support Railway Interconnection Development between Rwanda and Tanzania

This study, on the construction project for a railway line between Isaka in Tanzania and Kigali in Rwanda, will help to develop internal and external communications with a view to contributing to poverty reduction. This study is one of the priorities of the country’s investment programmes in the region with significant agricultural, mining and industrial potential. VP El Bakri noticed with satisfaction the timely implementation of Tanzania’s development strategy: "We note with appreciation the good progress that Tanzania has made in the implementation of its programme of economic and...

Le Fad soutient le renforcement des transports et la relance économique au Rwanda

Le vice président par intérim opérations Centre et Ouest du Groupe de la Bad, M. Jaouad Mohammed Gharbi, et la Secrétaire d’Etat chargée de la planification économique au ministère des finances et de la planification economique du Rwanda, Mme Monique Nsanzabaganwa, ont signé à Tunis, deux accords dans le secteur des transports pour un montant total de16, 44 millions d’Unités de compte (UC*) soit l’équivalent de 25 millions de dollars EU. Le premier accord porte sur la réalisation du projet de la route Gitarama-Ngororero-Mukamira. Le second concerne un don pour la réalisation de l’Etude de...

The ADF helps improve Living Conditions in Rwanda

The three operations amounting to 36.66 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 54.95 million US dollars will finance the Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project (PAIGELAC) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Support Loan phase 1. The agreements were signed by Mr. Bisi Ogunjobi, the ADB Group Vice President for West and Central Operations and Mrs. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Secretary of State in charge of economic Planning of Rwanda. The loan of 13.76 million UA (20.62 million US dollars), and the grant of one million UA (1.50 million US dollars) will be used...

Rwanda-HIPC Approval Document for Rwanda: Decision Point under the Enhanced Framework

The Boards of Directors approved the Bank Group’s participation in the enhanced HIPC Initiative on July 6, 2000. During this meeting Management’s proposal for the delivery modalities and financing arrangements were also approved. Accordingly, the Bank Group would provide its debt relief by releasing eligible countries from up to 80 percent of their annual debt service obligations until the total debt relief is delivered. Debt service delivery would commence at the decision point, with no more than 40 percent of HIPC assistance being provided during the interim period, viz., between the...