Latest Publications

  • Building an Inclusive Financial Sector in Rwanda (BIFSIR) - Booklet
    Jan 19, 2017

    The Building an Inclusive Financial Sector in Rwanda programme (2010-2015) seeks to tear down the barriers for financial inclusion in Rwanda by contributing to capacity building of stakeholders at the macro, meso, micro and client levels.

  • BIFSIR: Achievements of the BIFSIR Programme
  • Jan 19, 2017

    The Umurenge (U-) SACCOs form a part of the National Savings Mobilisation Strategy adopted for creating inclusive financial systems in Rwanda. The first U-SACCO was established in 2009 and to date 416 U-SACCO are operating across the country with a mission of increasing access to finance to local populations

  • Jan 19, 2017

    In Rwanda, 40% of the population is below 30 years old and with a current youth unemployment rate at 15.9%, youth unemployment has become one of the major threats to the achieved poverty reduction gains in the country. But by equipping youth with vocational and entrepreneurship skills, they will have the potential to become the generation that lifts Rwanda out of poverty.

  • Jan 18, 2017

    VSLAs have proven to be very effective in generating growth and building local capacity. A VSLA is a microcredit model under which 25-30 members meet in a self-managed group once a week to save and borrow money. Members can take out smaller loans to invest in income generating activities or they can use the loans to meet expenses like school fees and medical bills.

  • Oct 27, 2014

    This Report presents the lessons learned by Rwanda during the implementation of MDGs and captures the outcome of national consultations and relevant literature review to feed into a UN High Level Panel report that will be the basis for intergovernmental negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

  • BIFSIR focus area: Digital Financial Services

    Mobile phones have evolved to become one of the most user friendly tools of economic empowerment for poor people in developing countries. Because mobile phones allow instant and safe transactions through new financial products and services such as Mobile Money and Agent Banking, local and national markets have become more inclusive and efficient.