Rwanda – Fostering Prosperity by Promoting Entrepreneurship

Doing Business, 2013

5 Pages Posted: 19 May 2020

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Moussa Traoré

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Adrian Gonzalez

World Bank Group

cesar giovanni Chaparro

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jean Michel Lobet

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jonathan Bailey

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: October 26, 2012

Abstract

Emerging from a decade marked by civil war and political instability, Rwanda began a comprehensive and ambitious campaign in 2000 to rebuild, foster national reconciliation and drastically reduce poverty. The government's agenda gave priority to health, education, infrastructure, and private and financial sector development, showing a commitment to improving citizens' living conditions and building a solid foundation for reconciliation. Starting early on in the reform campaign, Rwanda has implemented many business regulation reforms. These have transformed the life of the private sector and made it noticeably easier to do business. While challenges remain, the country has achieved much success in its reform agenda since the early 2000s. This success stems from many factors, and Rwanda's experience may provide useful lessons for other national seeking to improve their business climate, particularly for those coming out of conflict.

Keywords: Rwanda, Business Regulations, Doing Business Reforms

Suggested Citation

Traoré, Moussa and Gonzalez, Adrian and Chaparro, cesar giovanni and Lobet, Jean Michel and Bailey, Jonathan, Rwanda – Fostering Prosperity by Promoting Entrepreneurship (October 26, 2012). Doing Business, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3581013

Moussa Traoré

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ( email )

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

Adrian Gonzalez (Contact Author)

World Bank Group ( email )

2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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Cesar giovanni Chaparro

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jean Michel Lobet

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jonathan Bailey

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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