Showing all Projects in Rwanda

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    Assessing waste management services in Kigali

    Kigali is Rwanda's main urban centre and possesses the country’s highest population growth.  It is estimated that the city collects 300-350 tonnes of waste per day, all of which is dumped at a single landfill. High growth rates have put pressure on the city's existing waste management services including capacity constraints on the city's landfill and waste collection...

    10 Dec 2019 | Anirudh Rajashekar, Aiden Bowers

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    Digital information channels in the Rwandan potato value chain

    There are several challenges in modernising agricultural value chains in developing countries. A substantial one is the high unit cost of connecting a vast and remote population of small-scale growers (henceforth, growers) to markets and useful information. The introduction of information and communication technology (ICT) into this sector holds great promise for...

    10 Dec 2019 | Ram Fishman, Michael Kremer, Daniel Bjorkegren

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Agriculture-related research and innovation for growth and poverty reduction in Rwanda

    Agricultural productivity growth plays a particularly important role in achieving sustainable pro-poor growth in Rwanda. With 75 percent of Rwanda's land and labour force in agriculture, there is clearly large scope for increasing national income and reducing poverty by improving productivity in agriculture and supporting sectors. Research shows that the rate of return...

    20 Sep 2019 | William John Martin, Xinshen Diao, David Laborde, Eduardo Maruyama

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    Investor performance and tax incentives

    The focus to attract additional private-sector investment, both domestic and foreign, has long been a key priority for the Government of Rwanda, and a critical policy focus for economic development. This has commonly taken the shape of targeted support for priority sectors, such as manufacturing, agro-processing and ICT, and has occurred, in part, through prioritised...

    16 Aug 2019 | Erik Von Uexkull, Victor Steenbergen

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    Support to the Rwanda Mining Board in revising the Mining Policy and Strategy

    Rwanda, like most mineral-exporting countries in sub-Saharan Africa, exports minerals in semi-processed concentrate form. Although contributing 11 per cent of foreign exchange, mining activities have existed as an enclave, disconnected from the wider economy. There is a widespread perception among senior Rwandan government officials that the mining sector performs below...

    16 Aug 2019 | Herbert M'cleod, Michael Biryabarema

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    Economic geography of Rwanda

    The purpose of this research project is to provide policymakers with more detailed insights into the structure of economic activities in secondary cities across Rwanda and to fill a gap in the literature with respect to the magnitude and direction of inter-regional trade within the country. The economic development of secondary cities is a key priority for the Government of...

    16 Aug 2019 | Anirudh Rajashekar, Marion Richard, Dimitri Stoelinga