Showing all Projects in Rwanda

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    Supply chains, international trade, and gaps in tax compliance

    The Rwandan Government is engaging in on-going trade reforms and discussions which continuously vary the cost of importing types of goods from specific countries of origin. These reforms imply changes in the amount of revenue that the Government collects at the border, which currently remains a substantial source of revenue to fund essential public goods. The concern over...

    17 Dec 2019 | Anders Jensen

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    Incubation of capabilities to run centralised assignment mechanisms in Rwanda: A Prototype for the case of teacher assignment

    Effective deployment of skilled and motivated teachers can play a crucial role in ultimately fostering learning and as a consequence economic growth, reducing teacher attrition and turnover rates, and increasing teacher satisfaction and performance. The literature on matching has studied many of the specific challenges related to the teacher deployment problem, and...

    10 Dec 2019 | Christoper Neilson, Andrew Zeitlin, Felipe Saint-Jean

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    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 | Ben Shepherd , Anna Twum

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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