Anna Twum

Anna Twum is a Country Economist at the IGC in Rwanda. She holds an MPA, Economics and Public Policy degree from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Pomona College. Prior to the IGC, she worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a research analyst where her work focused on macroeconomic economic analysis and capacity development. She has also worked with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on industrial policy and trade. She is passionate about building resilient and inclusive economies and currently focuses on industrial, trade and tax policy at the IGC.

Content by Anna Twum
  • Publication - Project Report

    Supply chain trade in East Africa

    13 Feb 2020 | Jaime de Melo, Anna Twum

  • Project

    Competitiveness analysis of the Rwanda textile industry

    The National Industrial Research Development Agency (NIRDA) engaged a local consultant to gather data on the garments value chain with a view to analysing its competitiveness in an international perspective, and developing recommendations to support productivity upgrading. This project will make use of the data collected to design a framework for analysing and tracking...

    10 Dec 2019 | Benjamin Shepherd, Anna Twum

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Improving the cost-effectiveness of Rwanda’s tax incentives

    Over the years, Rwanda has deployed a menu of tax incentives to attract investors. In 2015, total tax incentives amounted to about 0.9% of gross domestic product (GDP). A transparent and targeted strategy for giving out tax incentives is critical to ensure that they do not erode the domestic tax base. This study finds that Rwanda’s tax incentives are not a...

    11 Oct 2019 | Victor Steenbergen, Erik Von Uexkull, Anna Twum

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Promoting industrialisation in Rwanda: Five ideas and twelve policy actions

    To attain middle-income status by 2035, Rwanda will have to accelerate the growth of its industrial sector – and maintain double digit annual growth in exports for coming decades. An active industrial policy can help. Industrial policy spans policy domains well beyond the normal purview of a normal commerce and trade ministry. Policy instruments include public...

    5 Feb 2019 | Richard Newfarmer, Anna Twum

  • Project

    Review of Rwanda's industrial policy

    This project responds to a request from the Government of Rwanda for advice in relation to the upcoming review of its industrial policy. The Government is keen to learn from experience with its existing industrial policy, and to use that insight to develop a range of interventions that can support rapid productivity growth and structural change over the 2050 time horizon....

    15 Nov 2018 | Ben Shepherd , Anna Twum