Map of Rwanda


  • USAID is developing literacy materials that Rwanda’s primary students will use to learn reading and writing in both Kinyarwanda and English.

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  • USAID supports improvement of Rwanda’s dairy sector with training and equipment to produce safer and higher quality milk.

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  • USAID supports literacy classes and vocational training for Rwandan girls.

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Teacher Agathe Nyirasafari
Parent-Teacher Committees Keep Girls in School in Rwanda
Ejo Heza_MCH Nutrition
Lessons in Nutrition Save Young Lives in Rwanda
HICD Success Story_Consultants
Strengthening Rwanda's Institutions for the Long Term

About Rwanda


Rwanda is a small, landlocked country with a population density that is among the highest in Africa.  Rwanda is one of the world’s poorest countries but much has changed since the 1994 genocide that killed over 800,000 people. 

Rwanda has made remarkable progress in developing national and local government institutions, maintaining security, promoting reconciliation and strengthening the justice system. 

In large part due to agricultural growth over the last five years, poverty has dropped from 56.7 percent in 2006 to 44.9 percent in 2011, and GDP per capita almost doubled to $540.

Between 2006 and 2010, maternal mortality rates declined 35 percent, and child mortality dropped by 50 percent. Ninety percent of children under age 2 are fully vaccinated against major childhood diseases, and Rwanda was the first African country to incorporate pneumonia vaccines into its national immunization program in 2009. It will be the first African country to add rotavirus to its program in 2012.  USAID assistance to Rwanda supports improvements in health, education, economic growth and democracy and governance. 


Partnership Opportunities in Rwanda

Assistance Provided to Rwanda

Evaluations for Rwanda

Last updated: October 03, 2014

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

c/o U.S. Embassy
2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie
+250 252 596400
+250 252 596591

USAID Contact

Melissa Kennison
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC