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.

Our Goals

Importantly, the poor have benefited most from this growth spurt. The Government of Rwanda has developed their own homegrown initiatives in order to tackle poverty at the most local level. The “one-cow-per-family” programme, for example, provides families with milk for consumption and what is left over is sold for profit, improving nutrition and income at the household level. more

Pro poor Campaigns

Homegrown Initatives to benefit the poor have been developed in order to tackle poverty at most local levelmore

Our Stories

Mobile Phones Empowering the Rural Poor through Mobile Banking

Mobile phones are as numerous in Rwanda as the beautiful panoramic views of its famous “Thousand Hills”.  This was all the more confirmed as Vestine Nyirabagande,more 

Adopting a New Culture for Food Security

One of the global 2012 SEED Award winners is the "Development Project of Comestible Mushrooms Culture in Rwanda" which was implemented in 2009 by AVVAIS, amore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • The overall objective of the JYP is to create a conducive environment that advocates for the protection of youth rights and that helps to meet youth’s basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potentialmore 

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