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Rwanda

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About Rwanda

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country with the highest population density in Africa and remains one of the world’s poorest countries. However, much has changed in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide. Today, the Government of Rwanda (GOR) is committed to making Rwanda a middle-income country by 2020, a plan enshrined in its Vision 2020 plan. Data across sectors suggest Rwanda is actively moving toward their goal. For example, between 2006 and 2011, poverty in Rwanda dropped markedly – from 56.7 percent to 44.9 percent– and GDP per capita almost doubled to $540 over the same period. The poverty rate in Rwanda in 2014 was calculated at 39%.This progress has been credited in large part to strong agriculture sector growth. Rwanda’s 2015 Demographic and Health Survey has reported similar positive trends: between 1990 and 2015, Rwanda has reduced the under-five child mortality rate by two-thirds and achieved an extraordinary 85% decline in maternal mortality. The survey also reports that 93 percent of children aged 12-23 months are fully vaccinated against major childhood diseases.
 
Rwanda’s progress is remarkable and USAID is working closely with the Rwandan government, civil society, private sector and communities to build on this progress and address remaining challenges in health, economic growth, education and democracy and governance.

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Last updated: August 03, 2016

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

USAID/Rwanda
c/o U.S. Embassy
2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie
Kigali
Rwanda
Phone 
+250 252 596400
Fax 
+250 252 596591

USAID Contact

Rebecca Obrock
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
Phone 
202-712-4694