Agriculture and Food Security
USAID strives to expand food security and economic opportunity in rural areas by building sustainable market linkages, improving policy coordination and developing land policies. USAID’s work for the past several years in the dairy sector has increased the productivity and profitability of processors, and as a result improved the lives of rural Rwandans, especially people living with HIV/AIDS and orphans and vulnerable children.
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
USAID’s democracy and governance program in Rwanda builds on past progress to deepen ongoing reconciliation efforts across the country, strengthen government and civil society, provide legal advice to disadvantaged communities, and empower young women.
Economic Growth and Trade
USAID has provided support for the introduction of key reforms to improve the investment climate that will serve to attract investment and create new jobs and business opportunities for Rwandans. USAID also works to support sustainable management of natural resources and eco-tourism.
USAID supports strengthening early reading and math skills development to help prepare Rwandan children for a more productive future. USAID also helps Rwandan youth develop the skills and attitudes necessary to obtain gainful employment, maintain healthy lifestyles, and participate constructively in their communities.
USAID supports the Government of Rwanda’s initiatives to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis; increase the quality and use of family planning and reproductive health services; improve maternal, newborn and child health; and strengthen the overall health sector.
As part of its Global Climate Change strategy, USAID recently launched an integrated program that improves the sustainable management of water in Rwanda.
Working in Crisis and Conflict
To promote reconciliation and reduce the potential for conflict, USAID encourages improved community relationships and supports continued economic growth. USAID focuses on enabling the Rwandan people to identify and find solutions to their own problems, and to open channels of communication so these problems can be heard and acted upon.
Last updated: May 10, 2013