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Rwanda's economic recovery from the 1994 Genocide has been impressive. Growth of GDP per capita has averaged 5 percent since 2006. Targeted social protection programmes lifted 1 million people out of extreme poverty and the country has been ranked among the most improved on the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2000. Rwanda's objective is to build upon 2020 vision achievements and propel the country to upper middle-income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050 according to Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

To realise these aspirations, Rwanda need to recover faster from the negative impact of the covid19 pandemic, register annual double-digit growth and increase private investment rates from current 26% to at least 35% of GDP, According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance. This will require a major shift from public led growth which characterised the post genocide era to private sector led growth. In addition, substantial investments in infrastructure and human capital development are key to expanding the role of the private sector.

JICA's economic cooperation is primarily focused on: 1) economic infrastructure, 2) promotion of value-added agriculture, 3) water and sanitation, and 4) human resource development.

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JICA Rwanda Office
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News & Features

June 10, 2021 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Rwanda: Support for enhanced management services at rural water supply
January 12, 2021 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Rwanda : Supporting the creation of large scale topographical maps for Kigali City
November 14, 2019 "African water supply family" gathering! First Executive Forum for Enhancing Sustainability of Urban Water Services in Sub Saharan Africa
August 20, 2019 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Rwanda: Contributing to healthier growth of children through nutrition improvement
June 6, 2019 “A Society That Leaves No One Behind”: 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide, Nation Seeks Social Diversity Through Skills Training for Ex-Combatants and Others with Disabilities

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