Rwanda

The Belgian development cooperation supports Rwanda’s sustainable development agenda for the socioeconomic welfare of its people. The Belgo-Rwandan partnership 2019–2024 focuses on three main sectors in line with the priorities of the Rwandan government.

Health

Rwandan health care services have improved significantly, however, major challenges remain. For instance, in many rural areas the quality of and access to health care services are not optimal yet.

Belgium provides support to the construction and rehabilitation of health infrastructure and to capacity development of health institutions, in order to improve access to primary health care. A strong focus is put on reproductive and sexual health services, in line with Rwanda’s ambition to ensure access to quality health for all.

Belgium will be the first to implement support to reproductive and sexual health through Results-based Financing, linking incentives with agreed upon results.

Urbanisation

Rwanda’s urban population is expected to increase from 18.5% in 2015 to 41.,2% in 2050. This rapid urbanisation is a challenge which, if well managed, can offer opportunities for job creation and economic development.

Rubavu, Musanze and Rwamagana are emerging cities with a high economic potential due to tourism assets, fertile land and proximity to bigger cities like Kigali and Goma (DRC). We support these three cities to develop their local economy, and advise local authorities on urban planning for economic development.

We improve the infrastructure of market places and build roads connecting these commercial centers. In addition, Enabel works with the Government of Rwanda and local companies to address challenges of technology, standards and management experience. We also provide training to the construction sector.

Agriculture

As the backbone of Rwanda’s economy, agriculture and agribusiness are crucial for its growth and poverty reduction. The agricultural sector accounts for 39% of GDP and nearly three quarters of Rwanda’s employment.

But challenges such as low levels of productivity and inefficient farming practices need to be tackled in order to contribute to economic development and job creation. Jointly with the World Bank, the United Kingdom and Holland, Belgium supports the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture to implement Rwanda’s Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture.

This aims to reform agriculture from a subsistence sector into a knowledge-based value-creating sector contributing to the national economy and ensuring food and nutrition security.

Pig farmer in Rwanda is holding one of her piglets.

Public Finance Management

Enabel and its partners aspire to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of Public Financial Management systems at central and local government level. Good public finance management is also essential to achieve results in our other action areas of health, agriculture and urbanisation.

Contact the Enabel team in Rwanda

10, KN 67 ST, Sanlam Towers, Wing A | 6th Floor BP 6089, Kiyovu |  Kigali

News & Events

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02 July 2021

Enabel takes part in multi-stakeholder project to transform Rwanda’s Eastern Province through forests and landscapes restoration

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a funding agreement for the project “Transforming Eastern Province through adaptation” (TREPA) with a GCF contribution of 40 million euro and an additional 18 million euro mobilized as co-financing from the Government of Rwanda and other Project Executing Entities.

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15 September 2021

EU, Enabel and ITC to support beekeeping value chain in Tanzania

Enabel and the International Trade Centre signed a cooperation agreement for a new EU-funded project that will enhance the development of the beekeeping value chain in six regions in Tanzania and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the East-African country.

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29 November 2022

Enabel takes a key role in European initiative to boost African Vaccine Manufacturing

As part of a Team Europe initiative, Enabel is working in a consortium of three development agencies to support the African Union achieve its goal to upgrade African vaccine production to 60% of needed vaccines in Africa by 2040.

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Events

15 December 2022

Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event

On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture

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Resources

22 November 2022

Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda

This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.

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Resources

22 November 2022

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study

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