Poverty Reduction

  • Poverty Reduction Strategic PaperThis document presents Rwanda’s strategy for poverty reduction and economic growth. It has been developed through a national consultative process, in which the priorities of the poor have been addressed and technical analysis has been used to develop a set of priority actions.

  • Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2008-2012Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) provides a medium term framework for achieving the country’s long term development aspirations as embodied in Rwanda Vision 2020, the seven year Government of Rwanda (GoR) programme, and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Creating Value for All - Strategies for Doing Business with the PoorThis report focuses on what the private sector can do to include the poor in business as consumers, employees and producers. Building on UNDP’s track record of advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life, the report starts with the markets of the poor.

Poverty Reduction

Rwanda’s latest data release in 2011 shows enormous improvement in the living standards of citizens over the past five years, and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - eight internationally-agreed goals aimed at reducing poverty and improving education, health, gender equality and environmental sustainability by 2015. Between 2006-2011, Rwanda has posted an average annual growth of real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 8.4 percent, driven mainly by higher productivity in the agricultural and industrial sectors.


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