Supporting human capital development
Boosting economic development and supporting the private sector
Supporting local development that strengthens essential services and social cohesion
A landlocked and densely populated state in the Great Lakes region, Rwanda has experienced strong development since the end of the genocide against the Tutsis in 1994. Thanks to Rwanda's effective governance systems, economic growth has been sustained at 7.2% per annum over the past decade, allowing for significant social progress.
GDP per capita has grown at an annual rate of 5%, reducing the poverty rate. Health conditions have also improved thanks to the social security system, while Rwanda has almost reached the goal of universal basic education. Through proactive policies, the government has increased the diversification and attractiveness of its economy, notably through a favourable business environment.
To achieve the objectives of its Vision 2050 project, Rwanda relies on funding and technical support from its development partners. The gradual normalisation of diplomatic relations between France and Rwanda, materialised by the visit to Rwanda of the President of the French Republic in May 2021, has made it possible to initiate a new phase of ambitious cooperation. It translates into the objective of increasing the total amount of French funding in Rwanda to nearly 500 million euros over the period 2019-2023.
AFD's Rwanda office is directly attached to the East Africa regional office in Nairobi.