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Rwanda Economic Update : Lighting Rwanda (English)

In 2018, the economy expanded at a brisk pace - Rwanda's 8.6 percent growth was the highest onthe continent. Growth was broad-based. Recovering from the droughts of 2016 and 2017, agricultureexpanded by almost 6 percent, above the historical rate of growth of around 5 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 138242 JUN 01, 2019

Mkrtchyan,Aghassi; Niyibizi,Peace Aimee; Huenteler,Joern Torsten; Semikolenova,Yadviga Viktorivna; Kipwola,Norah; Singh,Arun Disclosed

Rwanda - Economic Activity and Opportunity for Refugee Inclusion (English)

The objective of the ‘Rwanda: Economic Activity and Opportunity for Refugee Inclusion’ study is to inform the design of the Socioeconomic Inclusion of Refugees and Host Communities Project (SEIRHCP) and to strengthen the joint UNHCR-Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA) strategy for refugee economic inclusion. ... See More +

Report AUS0000807 MAY 23, 2019

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Measuring the Unmeasured : Combining Technology and Behavioral Insights to Improve Measurement of Business Outcomes (English)

Business survey outcomes for micro and small firms are notoriously noisy, with multiple sources of measurement and recall error. This paper introduces a new survey methodology that combines automatic consistency checks of electronic data collection with triangulation and dynamic adjustment to arrive at more precise estimates of business performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8836 APR 30, 2019

Anderson,Stephen J.; Lazicky,Christy Marie; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Rwanda Country Program Evaluation FY09-17 : An Independent Evaluation (Vol. 2) : Appendixes (English)

The World Bank Group's positioning in relation to Rwanda's Vision 2020 goal of rapidly attaining Middle-Income Country (MIC) status reflected many of the elements that are critical to realizing the country's goal: (i) Under a first pillar of promoting economic transformation for sustained growth, it supported infrastructure (notably energy and transport); the business environment (including skills development); the financial sector (including rural finance); and in the latter years the urban sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 135302 MAR 14, 2019

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Rwanda Country Program Evaluation FY09-17 : An Independent Evaluation : Main Report (English)

The World Bank Group's positioning in relation to Rwanda's Vision 2020 goal of rapidly attaining Middle-Income Country (MIC) status reflected many of the elements that are critical to realizing the country's goal: (i) Under a first pillar of promoting economic transformation for sustained growth, it supported infrastructure (notably energy and transport); the business environment (including skills development); the financial sector (including rural finance); and in the latter years the urban sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 135302 MAR 14, 2019

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How Household Characteristics Shape Program Access and Asset Accumulation : A Mixed Method Analysis of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in Rwanda (English)

This paper assesses how household context and characteristics shape the welfare trajectory and more specifically the accumulation of productive assets among beneficiaries of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in Rwanda, the government's flagship social assistance program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8759 FEB 27, 2019

Gatzinsi,Justine; Hartwig,Renate Sieglinde; Mossman,Lindsay Suzanne; Francoise,Umutoni Marie; Roberte,Isimbi; Rawlings,Laura B. Disclosed

Energy Subsidy Reform Facility Country Brief : Rwanda (English)

Reforming electricity subsidies is a complex challenge in Rwanda, a landlocked country with limited energy resources and a small industrial base. ... See More +

Brief 133963 JAN 01, 2019

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Creating a new tourism licensing and grading system : Lessons from Rwanda (English)

The tourism sector in Rwanda is growing rapidly, largely driven by gorilla trekking and the Meetings, Conventions, Incentives and Exhibitions (MICE) segments. ... See More +

Working Paper 139014 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Roadmap for Rwanda Pilot (English)

As part of ensuring that Ci-Dev programs can continue to benefit from carbon finance beyond 2020, Ci-Dev is piloting the "standardized crediting framework" concept in Senegal and Rwanda – a framework that could eventually form part of the Paris Agreement Article 6 crediting. ... See More +

Working Paper 134103 NOV 15, 2018

Spalding-Fecher,Dennis Randall; Greiner,Sandra; Galt, Hilda; Mongendre, Leo; Ntazinda, Jean Disclosed

Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

Rapid economic growth is Rwanda's overarching development goal— a strategic choice to anchor its long-term vision. Vision 2050 encapsulates this choice with long-term, income-based goals that aim for upper-middle-income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050. ... See More +

Working Paper 131875 NOV 01, 2018

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Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (English)

Rapid economic growth is Rwanda's overarching development goal— a strategic choice to anchor its long-term vision. Vision 2050 encapsulates this choice with long-term, income-based goals that aim for upper-middle-income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050. ... See More +

Working Paper 131875 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Rwanda (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131793 OCT 31, 2018

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Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8585 SEP 13, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Rwanda Agriculture Finance Diagnostic (English)

Agriculture is critical to Rwanda’s economy and a key sector in Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS). Agriculture finance is a national priority to achieve transformation of the agriculture sector and greater financial inclusion. ... See More +

Working Paper 129841 SEP 10, 2018

Nair,Ajai; Ono,Toshiaki; Mapfumo,Shadreck; Gakombe,Brice; Mpambara,Aimee Marie Ange; Allen,Jeffrey Stephen; Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Huguette,Mwiseneza; Shmidt,Oxana; Estep,Tora Johanna Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131473 SEP 01, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Decentralized delivery of financial education : evidence from a country-wide field experiment (English)

Can financial education delivery be successfully decentralized? This paper studies a large-scale field experiment with 200 Savings and Credit Cooperative Associations (SACCOs) in Rwanda, and tests competing models of local financial education delivery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8521 JUL 11, 2018

Hakizimfura,Emmanuel; Randall,Douglas; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

The Impact of Financial Education through Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Rwanda (English)

This results brief summarizes findings from a randomized-controlled trial of the Financial Education through SACCOs program in Rwanda. Members of participating SACCOs showed improvements in financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors when SACCOs were given the autonomy to select trainers from the local community. ... See More +

Working Paper 128358 JUL 01, 2018

Mauerman, Max; Randall,Douglas Disclosed

Rwanda economic update : tackling stunting - an unfinished agenda (English)

Rwanda's economy rebounded in the second half of 2017. The rebound, driven by improved exportperformance and revitalized agriculture, pushed annual growth to 6.1 percent and led to upwardrevisions of the growth projections for 2018 and 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 127256 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Using satellite imagery to revolutionize creation of tax maps and local revenue collection (English)

The technical complexity of ensuring that tax rolls are complete and valuations current is often perceived as a major barrier to bringing in more property tax revenues in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8437 MAY 11, 2018

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Wild,Michael-000475260 Disclosed

Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda : Findings from a randomized control trial (English)

Rigorous evidence of the effectiveness of male engagement interventions, particularly on how these interventions impact relationship power dynamics and women's decision-making, remains limited. ... See More +

Journal Article 130909 APR 04, 2018

Doyle,Kate; Levtov,Ruti G.; Barker,Gary; Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Bingenheimer,Jeffrey B.; Kazimbaya,Shamsi; Nzabonimpa,Anicet; Pulerwitz,Julie; Sayinzoga,Felix; Sharma,Vandana; Shattuck,Dominick Disclosed

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Rwanda Economic Update : Lighting Rwanda (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138242 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rwanda - Economic Activity and Opportunity for Refugee Inclusion (English)
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MAY 23, 2019 AUS0000807 Report
Measuring the Unmeasured : Combining Technology and Behavioral Insights to Improve Measurement of Business Outcomes (English)
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APR 30, 2019 WPS8836 Policy Research Working Paper
Rwanda Country Program Evaluation FY09-17 : An Independent Evaluation (Vol. 2) : Appendixes (English)
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MAR 14, 2019 135302 Working Paper
Rwanda Country Program Evaluation FY09-17 : An Independent Evaluation : Main Report (English)
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MAR 14, 2019 135302 Working Paper
How Household Characteristics Shape Program Access and Asset Accumulation : A Mixed Method Analysis of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in Rwanda (English)
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FEB 27, 2019 WPS8759 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy Subsidy Reform Facility Country Brief : Rwanda (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133963 Brief
Creating a new tourism licensing and grading system : Lessons from Rwanda (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139014 Working Paper
Roadmap for Rwanda Pilot (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 134103 Working Paper
Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131875 Working Paper
Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131875 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Rwanda (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131793 Working Paper
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8585 Policy Research Working Paper
Rwanda Agriculture Finance Diagnostic (English)
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SEP 10, 2018 129841 Working Paper
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131473 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Decentralized delivery of financial education : evidence from a country-wide field experiment (English)
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JUL 11, 2018 WPS8521 Policy Research Working Paper
The Impact of Financial Education through Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Rwanda (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128358 Working Paper
Rwanda economic update : tackling stunting - an unfinished agenda (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127256 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Using satellite imagery to revolutionize creation of tax maps and local revenue collection (English)
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MAY 11, 2018 WPS8437 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda : Findings from a randomized control trial (English)
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APR 04, 2018 130909 Journal Article