Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF)

Timezone: Central Africa Time (UTC+2)

Rwanda is located in east-central Africa, sharing its border with Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With a population of approximately 13 million, it is one of the smallest countries in Africa. The major ethnic groups are the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa, and the official languages of the country are English, French, Swahili, and Kinyarwanda.

The country has a temperate climate with two rainy seasons, and due to its terrain, it is popularly referred to as “the land of thousand hills” because of its numerous mountains, hills, valleys, and wildlife. Rwanda operates a presidential republic system of government and is administratively divided into four provinces and the City of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The economy is largely agrarian, with agriculture accounting for over 60 percent of foreign exports. The country’s major sources of foreign exchange come from Tourism, Coffee, and Tea. The major challenge besetting the country is overpopulation; it is the most densely populated country in Africa. Overpopulation has created the scarcity of fertile land, which is required for agricultural purposes, giving rise to ethnic land tensions.

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Nine Years Basic Education Implementation

Ministry of Education, Rwanda

This implementation plan highlights the resolve of the government to develop strategies to fast track the implementation of the nine-year basic education goal. The nine-year basic education goal aims to ensure all Rwandan children have...

Rwanda 2008 Education

Special Needs Education Policy

Ministry of Education, Rwanda

This policy highlights various specific objectives to be achieved to ensure children with special educational needs have equitable access to basic education. This is premised on the commitment of the government to ensure basic education...

Rwanda 2007 Education

Law on Expropriation in the Public Interest

Ministry of Public Service and Labour, Rwanda

The law determines the modalities and procedures for expropriation in the public interest. It defines expropriation as; “the taking of private property in the public interest aimed at development, social welfare, security and the territorial...

Rwanda 2007 Justice

Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (2008-2012)

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

The economic development and poverty reduction strategy of Rwanda represents the implementation framework towards achieving the key targets and objectives enshrined in the vision 2020, MDGs, and the seven-year government of Rwanda programme.

Rwanda 2007 Democracy and Governance

Strategic Plan for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (2007-2011)

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The adverse effects arising from the 1994 genocide, chronic poverty, and the threat of HIV threatens the fundamental right that ought to be enjoyed by various orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda. The 4-year strategic...

Rwanda 2007 National Development

Politique Nationale De L’ Emploi

Ministry of Public Service and Labour, Rwanda

L’objectif de cette politique est de répartir de manière optimale la main-d’œuvre entre les secteurs public et privé.

Rwanda 2007 Labour

Teacher development and Management Policy in Rwanda

Ministry of Education, Rwanda

The education sector of Rwanda has been earmarked as one of the key sectors to drive the government’s vision for eradicating poverty. The government acknowledges the role played by teachers as the main actors to...

Rwanda 2007 Education

Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2008-2012

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

This strategy marks the government of Rwanda’s Medium-term strategy for economic growth, poverty reduction, and human development. The strategy recognizes the long, and necessary path Rwanda has toured since the aftermath of the genocidal activities...

Rwanda 2007 Democracy and Governance

National Nutrition Policy

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Nutrition is a key element enshrined in the Millennium Development Goals of the UN. The events of the 90s left Rwandans in a poor nutritional situation. Various government interventions like the community based nutritional scheme...

Rwanda 2007 Health

Education Sector Strategic Plan (2006-2010)

Ministry of Education, Rwanda

This phase of the ESSP represents the fourth instalment of the strategic plans for the education sector. It integrates the 9-year basic education plan and promotion of science and technology, in a bid to make...

Rwanda 2006 Education

National Youth Policy

Ministry of Youth and Culture, Rwanda

“The general objective of the National youth policy is to promote the youth economic, social, cultural, intellectual and moral welfare. This is to create conditions that are favourable for their integration in all sectors of...

Rwanda 2005 Youth and Sports Development

Strategic Plan for Street Children

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The plan guides all actions channelled towards ameliorating the conditions of street children. It does not push for long term institutional care, as it seeks to promptly protect and reintegrate children into their families and/or...

Rwanda 2005 National Development

National Policy for Family Promotion

Ministry of Family Promotion and Gender, Rwanda

The importance of family as a tool for social cohesion and social order is prominently recognised by the government of Rwanda. The national policy is to serve as a framework for monitoring and implementing programs...

Rwanda 2005 National Development

Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture in Rwanda (PSTA)

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

The government of Rwanda has prioritised agricultural transformation and rural development in its framework for the implementation of its vision 2020 and poverty reduction strategic plan. The plan defines ten strategic axes to drive its...

Rwanda 2004 Agriculture and Rural Development

Order on Annual Fees Payable by Public Utilities

Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

The ministerial order sets out the proportions of Public Utilities Turnover to be used as the basis for the calculation of annual fees to be paid into the Regulatory Agency’s account.

Rwanda 2004 Infrastructure and Construction