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  • Publication - Project Report

    Prioritising agriculture-related research and innovation for growth and poverty reduction in Rwanda

    Agricultural research and development (R&D) has been found to be a powerful engine for poverty reduction worldwide. Based on experience in other countries, it seems likely that raising investment in agricultural from around 0.44 percent of agricultural GDP to the African Union target of 1 percent of agricultural GDP might increase agricultural productivity by around 50...

    6 May 2021 | Abdullah Al-Mamun, Derek Apell, David Laborde, William John Martin

  • Publication - Project Report

    Off-grid lighting business models to serve the poor: Evidence from Rwanda

    A significant proportion of the world’s population does not have access to grid-based electricity and so relies on off-grid lighting solutions. Rechargeable lamp technology is becoming prominent as an alternative off-grid lighting model in developing countries. In this paper, we explore the consumer behaviour and the operational inefficiencies that result under this...

    23 Apr 2021 | Uppari Bhavani Shankar, Netessine Serguei, Ioana Popescu, Rowan Clarke

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Rwandan coffee exports during COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for increased resilience

    The decade before the COVID-19 pandemic was characterised by significant improvement in the quality of Rwandan coffee and increased export revenues. To understand the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for the Rwandan coffee sector, the IGC (in collaboration with NAEB and CEPAR) conducted a survey of exporters between June and December 2020. The findings suggest...

    15 Apr 2021 | Derek Apell, Ameet Morjaria

  • Publication - Project Report

    Rwandan coffee exports during COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for increased resilience

    15 Apr 2021 | Derek Apell, Ameet Morjaria

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Is there an urban wage premium in Rwanda?

    This paper uses household data from Rwanda to analyse the urban wage premium and urban consumption premium. We find that both nominal wage and nominal consumption of workers in Rwanda are significantly higher in urban areas than in rural areas - and correlate to city size - even when individual characteristics are controlled for. This implies some form of agglomeration...

    22 Mar 2021 | Jonathan Bower, Sakshi Gupta, Carlo Menon

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Transforming the vision of Kigali: The economic case for investing in public parks

    Major public green spaces define the vision and lifestyle of great cities. Several great African cities have their own major central parks but, as of 2020, Kigali does not. Investing in a system of public parks would transform the vision of the city. Rwanda has a laudable set of policies and plans for public green spaces, but political will and funding are needed to...

    15 Mar 2021 | Jonathan Bower, Remy Ruberambuga, Patrick McSharry

  • Project

    Regional (dis)integration in the East African Community

    Two forms of regional trade agreements are free trade areas and customs unions. In a free trade area, members liberalise trade with each other, but each country sets its own tariffs for imports originating from non-members of the agreement. A customs union goes one step further: members negotiate and adopt a uniform tariff schedule called a Common External Tariff (CET),...

    11 Jan 2021 | Jakob Rauschendorfer, Anna Twum

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The commercial real estate market in the city of Kigali

    City of Kigali commissioned a review of the Kigali Master Plan in 2018-2019, which was then conducted by urban planning company Surbana Jurong. As part of this review the City requested that a number of baseline studies are done to inform the review, of which this study, which covers commercial real estate, is one. The objective of the project is to present a range of...

    7 Jan 2021 | Dickson Malunda, Martin Ruzima, Jonathan Bower

  • Project

    The economic case for improving air quality in Kigali, Rwanda

    Poor urban air quality is increasingly recognised as a cause of premature mortality. With transport contributing significantly to poor urban air quality in Kigali, it is therefore critical for research to be developed to better understand the options for policymakers. The Rwandan government has recently announced an ambition to electrify mobility in the country by...

    19 Dec 2020 | Egide Kalisa, Andrew Sudmant

  • Project

    Diagnosing constraints in Rwanda's agricultural market

    As the Government of Rwanda continues to deliver policies for post-COVID recovery, analytics that diagnose constraints in key sectors and inform progress of programmes have the potential to enhance the effectiveness of the overall strategy in policy response. The World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team aims to support this response through remote data...

    1 Dec 2020 | Florence Kondylis, John Loeser