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Rwanda: Governance in Question (Part Two)

Written by Aimé Muligo Sindayigaya This is the second and last part of the article that reveals areas of development in the key governance features that were promised to the Rwandan people by the incumbent leadership which can be read in the official document of the Vision 2020 development programme (Pg 10). The first article can be read here. This article aims to ...

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Rwanda: Governance in Question (Part One)

Written by Aimé Muligo Sindayigaya The Vision 2020 development programme, published by the Rwandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in July 2000 and then revised in 2012, defines the governance that the incumbent leadership in Rwanda has promised to citizens. The programme’s document states: “The State will ensure good governance which can be understood as accountability, transparency, and efficiency ...

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Rwanda’s economics: Insightful overview

Written by Aimé Muligo Sindayigaya According to a June 2015 World Bank report, Rwanda ranks behind similar countries in most key economic areas despite reportedly remarkable levels of growth over the past few decades. The report states that the Rwandan economy is characterised by the following: 1) High economic growth with low per-capita income 2) Low exports 3) Low private ...

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Is Rwanda’s economy resilient?

Written by Aimé Muligo Sindayigaya Rwanda’s recorded high trade deficits since 2014 have made headline news. However, in depth analysis shows that Rwanda’s economic challenges are far beyond its most recent trade deficits. The trade balance of Rwanda has indeed widened to 16% of GDP in 2014 and then to 17 % of GDP in 2015 due to a sharp ...

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Rwanda: Looking beyond Economic Growth numbers (Part three)

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya edited by Jules Niyibizi Part one of this article unveiled the discrepancy between the worldwide acclaimed economic growth of Rwanda and the well being of the majority of the country’s citizens. Part two uncovered the nature of Rwanda’s economic growth and the accompanying contentious risks that Rwanda is increasingly exposed to. Both publications lead to question ...

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Rwanda: Looking beyond economic growth numbers (Part two)

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya edited by Jules Niyibizi The significant economic growth that Rwanda has been recording in the past decades has been the centrepiece of the country’s transformation story. However, we rarely question the nature of this growth or ask ourselves if the growing contentious risks that Rwanda is exposed to today will render the achieved economic progresses sustainable. ...

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Rwanda: Looking beyond economic growth numbers (Part one)

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya edited by Jules Niyibizi The narrative of the remarkable economic progress made by Rwanda post 1994 has dominated debates worldwide. Most of these accounts are centred on the impressive growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that Rwanda achieved in the last two decades and which has mainly stood at high single digits. However, as ...

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The Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Conflict: A long running fiasco and its lessons for regional policy makers.

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya edited by Jules Niyibizi.   The conflict in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has severely damaged social and economic development in Kivu, a region in the DRC where the long running conflict is taking place. Nevertheless, any belief that the DRC’s eastern neighbouring countries, namely Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, have economically benefited ...

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Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Financing From Below

Written by Prudence Manirakiza, PharmD After an armed conflict ends, a broad range of damages are likely to be observed in a given country. Not only are public institutions not fully functioning, but infrastructures may also be destroyed as the economy is at its lowest level of activity. Indeed, the financial capability of the government in postwar era is very ...

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Rwanda: A deprived youth, despite the country’s economic growth

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi. According to the National Youth Policy of Rwanda, 67% of the country’s population is under the age of 25 years. Unfortunately, the youth in Rwanda faces many challenges that prevent them from benefiting from their country’s progressing economy. Unexpectedly, some of these challenges are a result of the policies implemented in ...

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