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  • Publication - Project Report

    The economics of low carbon cities: Kigali, Rwanda

    3 Oct 2018 | Andy Gouldson, Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Herman Musahara

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Impacts and sustainability of irrigation in Rwanda

    Economic growth in Rwanda relies critically on agricultural growth, yet Rwanda’s agricultural sector faces critical constraints such as fragmentation, dependence on erratic rainfall, and challenging geography. As the country’s agriculture is mostly rain-fed, production is exposed to climatic variation and unreliable rainfall. As such, irrigation presents a...

    28 Aug 2018 | Florence Kondylis, Maria Jones, Jeremy Magruder

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Rwanda: Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences

    The second-hand clothing ban in the East African Community (EAC) is a policy aimed at spurring the development of the local EAC apparel industry. However, the US government has threatened to remove trade preferences that are provided to EAC countries if they do not reverse the tariff increases on second-hand clothing imports. Kenya decided to unilaterally revert to...

    23 Aug 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen

  • Event

    Transforming Rwanda: Industrial policy for the next decade

    The IGC, World Bank and Government of Rwanda are jointly organising a conference on industrial policy. This event aims to discuss how Rwanda can best use industrial policy to help realise its medium-term strategies, such as the National Strategy for Transformation and Vision 2050. The conference builds on a recent body of research conducted by the IGC and the World Bank,...

    17–18 September 2018

  • Publication - Project Report

    Remote sensing for measuring housing supply in Kigali

    30 May 2018 | Felix Bachofer, Sally Murray

  • Project

    Remote sensing for measuring housing supply in Kigali

    In Kigali, data on the building stock of the city is poor. This inhibits efforts towards land valuation, and the increased tax revenues that can arise from that. This project tested the potential of remote sensing, specifically satellite imagery, as a cost-effective way to monitor the city’s building stock, and how it has changed over time. Researchers created a...

    30 May 2018 | Felix Bachofer, Sally Murray

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Rwanda’s development path over the next 30 years

    On 14th February 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, the IGC and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (Twitter: @InstituteGC), in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, hosted a high-level discussion on Rwanda's development path over the next 30 Years. Funding was generously provided by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Thank you to all speakers and audience...

    23 Apr 2018

  • Publication - Country study

    Consolidating peace and legitimacy in Rwanda

    This country study is published by the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

    19 Apr 2018 | William Jones, Sally Murray

  • Project

    State support for the agricultural sector in the EAC

    As the members of the East African Community (EAC) negotiate the harmonisation of their domestic and border tax policies, agriculture and food security remain among the prioritised key areas of cooperation. Given the vital role of the agricultural sector and the importance of improving food security in EAC countries, policymakers face strong political incentives to consider...

    21 Feb 2018 | Kym Anderson, Signe Nelgen, Derek Apell

  • Blog post

    Identifying realistic export opportunities for Rwanda

    Using an innovative approach called the ‘Decision Support Model’ (DSM), a mapping of Rwanda’s export potentials has been produced, revealing its most promising export products, accompanied by an overview of markets that currently demand such goods.

    1 Dec 2017 | Martin Cameron, Wilma Viviers, Victor Steenbergen