Rwandans are seeing a gradual shift in living conditions, with critical indicators such as access to electricity moving from 22% to 34% of households. Among other indicators of wellbeing, households with metal roofs moved from 61% to 67% while radio ownership moved from 60% to 74%.
Rwanda Records Drop in Poverty Levels
New Times, 7 December 2018
More Rwandan sregistered a significant improvement in their living conditions despite a marginal drop in poverty levels over the last three years, according National Institute of… Read more »
Vendors at a market (file photo).
A trader pulls out a sales receipt from an electronic billing machine.
Economy Expands By 6.7%
New Times, 19 September 2018
Rwanda's economy grew by 6.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning said yesterday. Read more »
IMF Confirms 7.2% Economic Growth Rate
New Times, 3 October 2018
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has retained Rwanda's economic growth projection for 2018 at 7.2 per cent, owing to strong industrial activity and favourable rains that are… Read more »
The growth in the first quarter of 2018 was reportedly mostly driven by expansion in agriculture, industry, and services. According to the Minister of Finance and Economic ... Read more »
Trade is the engine of economic growth and a developing country like Rwanda is trying to enhance economic growth through the promotion of exports. Read more »
The economy which grew by over 210% to U.S.$248.5 million compared to U.S.$80.1 million in 2016, has been boosted by the mining sector which has undergone significant changes in ... Read more »
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