Rwanda

25-Sep-2015

Project Brief - THE KIVUWATT PROJECT - Rwanda

The financing is for Phase I of the KivuWatt project, an integrated-methane gas extraction and power production facility. Phase I involves gas extraction using a floating barge located approximately 12.5 km offshore from the city of Kibuye. The extracted gas will be further processed and pumped to shore for use in a power plant via a submerged floating pipeline. Power will be produced by methane powered reciprocating engine generator sets with combined capacity of 25 MW, net output. Phase II includes an expansion of the facilities designed in Phase I and will produce an additional 75 MW of...
24-Aug-2015

Citizen participation necessary for economic growth, Meles Zenawi symposium hears

Trade, regional integration and governance were some of the key subjects that took centre stage at the Meles Zenawi Foundation’s inaugural symposium on Friday, August 21 in Kigali, Rwanda. During a panel on “The Developmental State in a Globalised World”, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said trade barriers between nations were inhibiting growth and development on the continent. “Tariffs are an issue; free movement of people and goods is an issue, yet these are the low-hanging fruits,” he said. These barriers have led to low level intra-...
14-Aug-2015

Multinational - Burundi, RDC, Rwanda - Ruzizi III Hydropower plant project - Summary RAP - 08 2015

The Ruzizi III Regional Hydropower Plant Development Project concerns 3 countries, namely: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. It is piloted by Electricité des Grands Lacs (EGL), a specialized institution of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (ECGLC), which has garnered experience from working with TFPs and implementing Ruzizi II. At the request of the respective governments of Burundi, DRC and Rwanda, the African Development Bank will support the implementation of the Ruzizi III Regional Hydropower Plant Development Project under a public-private...
14-Aug-2015

Multinational - Burundi, DRC, Rwanda - Ruzizi III Hydropower plant project - Summary ESIA - 08 2015

This document is the summary of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) on the Ruzizi Project. The Great Lakes Energy Organization (EGL) (the organization set up by the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries to plan and supervise community energy projects in said countries) commissioned the ESIA of the Ruzizi Hydropower Project. This summary was prepared in compliance with the environmental requirements of the 3 countries concerned by the project, namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, as well as with the African Development Bank's Integrated...
05-Aug-2015

Multinational: Uganda/Rwanda - Kibuye-Busega-Mpigi and Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo Roads Project - ESIA – RAP Summary – 08 2015

The Government of Uganda (GOU) and the Government of Rwanda (GOR) through their respective road agencies, Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) is seeking funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the multinational Uganda-Rwanda road from Kampala (Kibuye)-Busega-Mpigi road (32Km) in Uganda and Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road section (208 Km) in Rwanda. The Road section in Kampala involves the construction of an expressway on completely new alignment while the road section in Rwanda involves rehabilitation and widening of the NR3...
25-Jun-2015

Tackling non-tariff barriers is key to economic growth, says Kaberuka

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka paid a visit to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on June 23 to brief him on progress made since he was elected and re-elected as the Bank’s head in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Kaberuka thanked Kagame, the government, and the people of Rwanda for supporting his candidature for Bank’s presidency. “The mission you sent me to do I have completed in two terms. It is my responsibility to come and report back,” said Kaberuka, whose term comes to an end on August 31, 2015. “Some things I have done well, others less well. I may even have made...
22-May-2015

African countries reach tipping point as pilots for renewable energy, climate resilience and sustainable forests

At its governing body meetings last week, the $8.1 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) endorsed 9 African nations to serve as pilot countries for critical aspects of climate-smart development, with six pilot countries for climate resilience and three for sustainable forests. In addition, governments unanimously endorsed Ghana’s ambitious investment plan to transform and promote its renewable energy sector. These endorsements, supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB), exponentially build on the current CIF AfDB portfolio, raising the number of pilot...
24-Apr-2015

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which data...
10-Feb-2015

Project Briefs of 2010 OPSM Projects

Argan Infrastructure Fund (ARIF), is a closed-end private equity with a 12 year-term. ARIF plans to commit approximately 40% of its operations to Morocco, 30% to other North African countries and 30% to Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, West Africa. The fund’s target areas are energy, transportation and logistics, water and electricity distribution, environmental services, telecommunications as well as other infrastructure-related sectors
20-Jan-2015

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Third Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which data...
08-Dec-2014

RWANDA: Un nouveau métier grâce à l'incubateur d'entreprises

08-Dec-2014

Rwanda: L’eau franchit les montagnes

08-Dec-2014

Environnement des affaires: le Rwanda prend la tête

08-Dec-2014

Rwanda: Un vivier de compétences au service de l'économie rwandaise

08-Oct-2014

AfDB Partner of Choice for East Africa - EARC Report 2014

An exciting economic renaissance is under way in Africa and Eastern Africa has the opportunity to provide leadership. Over the past decade Eastern Africa has made remarkable progress in reversing the economic declines that marked the 1980s and much of the 1990s. Today, Eastern Africa is on the rise as an integrated and competitive region from which several growth poles have the potential to emerge. This report takes a three-part look at the state of development in Eastern Africa – both today and in the future – focusing on key opportunities and development challenges facing individual...
03-Oct-2014

AfDB approves US $98.22-million loan for biomedical sciences education in East Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday, October 3 approved loans amounting to US $98.22 million to finance the first phase of East Africa’s Centres of Excellence for Skills and Tertiary Education in Biomedical Sciences programme in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. The project aims to contribute to development of relevant and highly skilled workforce in biomedical sciences to meet East African Community (EAC) immediate labour market needs and support implementation of EAC’s ‘free’ labour market protocols. Phase one of the project will support...
01-Oct-2014

Rwanda: “One family, One cow” Project, 2014

07-Jul-2014

Analysis of Gender and Youth Employment in Rwanda

During the past decade, Rwanda has been among the fastest-growing economies in the world. Between 2000/01 and 2010/11, the economy grew at nearly 8% per year, while income poverty declined from 59% to 45%. Although employment rates have remained relatively stable, there has been a substantial shift from self-employment to wage and unpaid employment. This study focuses on labor outcomes of women and youth—the former have moved into low-quality employment, while the latter have high rates of underemployment. Labor market outcomes are examined through geographic analysis and a study of...
04-Jul-2014

Rwanda : L’eau franchit les montagnes

10-Jun-2014

Development Effectiveness Presentation

Annual Meetings Website Development Effectiveness Presentation