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  • Publication - Working Paper

    Six key trends in housing conditions in Rwanda from 2011 to 2017

    5 Dec 2019 | Jonathan Bower, Adia Umulisa, Theres Lessing

  • Project

    Commercial real estate market study, Kigali, Rwanda

    Zoning regulations in Kigali City have had a major impact on commercial real estate and particularly rents. Commercial property rent prices are often based on cost and are frequently unaffordable to target businesses. However,  the challenge of ensuring supply meets demand and that commercial real estate development supports wider densification and spatial planning goals,...

    27 Nov 2019 | Dickson Malunda, Martin Ruzima, Jonathan Bower

  • Project

    Understanding demand for electricity among rural consumers using pay as you go solar

    Electrification poses a unique growth policy challenge. It requires large investments in infrastructure, however the willingness to pay for electricity in low-income countries remains largely unknown. Recognising this challenge, Rwanda has developed a Rural Electrification Strategy (RES) to ensure that households have “the most appropriate form of electricity access”...

    26 Nov 2019 | Jeremy Magruder, Megan Lang

  • Project

    Housing market study for Kigali City, Rwanda

    The objective of the study is to examine the formal and informal housing market in Kigali. The investigation will include: Current housing supply and location of that supply. The current housing composition by type – which implies housing quality. Housing backlog due to poor quality, overcrowding, or risky location. Use of housing finance and source if...

    26 Nov 2019 | Robert Buckley, Dickson Malunda, Roger Mugisha, Brian Kiberu

  • Project

    Support for implementation of Rwanda’s property tax

    A new Rwanda property tax came into effect on January 1st, 2019 which makes significant improvements in taxing both land and properties, reducing exemptions, and enacting an option for mass valuation. The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has recently drafted or gazetted five orders to regulate various aspects of implementation; however, no business processes or standard...

    25 Nov 2019 | Mihaly Kopanyi

  • Blog post

    Incentives in support of agriculture in the East African Community

    Since the East African Community (EAC) common market protocol was ratified in 2009, tremendous progress has been made in reducing transport and logistics costs as well as barriers to trade. However, that pace of regional cooperation appears to have slowed. To achieve regional objectives in the EAC, a more concerted effort could instil trust in the benefits of integration....

    18 Nov 2019 | Derek Apell, Signe Nelgen, Kym Anderson

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Understanding the dynamics of unplanned settlements in Kigali, Rwanda

    The city of Kigali has been growing at an estimated annual rate of 4-7% in recent years. Infrastructure and housing development have struggled to keep pace with this rapid growth, with the result that 79% of Kigali’s total population live in unplanned areas. To date, information on these residents has been limited. To address this gap, the researchers conducted a...

    15 Nov 2019 | Dimitri Stoelinga

  • Publication - Project Report

    Assessing waste management services in Kigali

    5 Nov 2019 | Anirudh Rajashekar, Aiden Bowers, Alexis Sebarenzi Gatoni

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Priorities for mineral-led industrialisation in Rwanda

    Rwandan officials outside the mining sector need to become more actively involved with the new Mining Policy for its effective implementation. Minerals based industrialisation may not necessarily follow the pathways defined so far by the African Mining Vision (AMV, 2009) but still achieve its wider goals. A full diagnosis of the artisanal and small mines...

    11 Oct 2019 | Herbert M'cleod

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The economic geography of Rwanda: Trends, challenges and opportunities

    The economic geography of Rwanda is characterised by relatively low levels of urbanisation (estimated at about 18.5% in 2016 - 2017 according to Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV) 5 data), a high urbanisation growth rate, high population density, and the urban dominance of Kigali City, the capital. This study confirms that Rwanda is urbanising...

    11 Oct 2019 | Dimitri Stoelinga , Anirudh Rajashekar, Marion Richard