Between 2000 and 2010, the Rwandan economy was one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Since 2006, inequality has fallen and 1.7 million Rwandans have lifted themselves out of poverty.
The Rwandan government aims to become a middle-income country by 2020. But there are challenges to overcome if this vision is to be achieved: 39% of the country’s population still live in poverty and over 30% of the national budget is funded by donors. A vibrant private sector is needed to create sustainable growth and job creation to meet the needs of a growing youthful population.