Rwanda's Transformation Journey

Rwanda has transformed itself in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. This site documents the stories, policies, and programs that are fueling that transformation. We welcome you to learn about Rwanda’s journey thus far.

The Leadership
Visionary, innovative and accountable; the LEADERSHIP of Rwanda shapes the broad direction of the Rwandan journey and develops the unique implementation strategy that guides the country’s practice. Within the participatory processes that are used overall, the Rwandan population plays a central role.

Citizen Engagement

Hope and Agaciro of THE PEOPLE of Rwanda shaped the rebirth of the country. Their determination and commitment to excellence define their journey. The rebuilding of Rwanda has followed the leadership’s guidance but strongly counted on the people’s efforts and sacrifices but also their firm willingness to look forward.

Rwanda at a Glance

Rwanda

12.5 million

Population

Kigali

Capital

BETWEEN 2006 AND 2011, A tenth of the population was lifted out of poverty,

In 1990, before the civil war and Genocide. Rwandans had the shortest life expectancy ever recorded in world since 1960

4th

On the Global Gender Gap Index (WEF 2017)

3rd convention tourism destination in Africa in 2016 and 2017

39

Under-5 Mortality Rate per 1000 Births

Ranked 2nd

Ease of doing business in sub Saharan Africa

Between 1990 and 2015

Rwandans have seen their standards of living improved the most rapidly in the world (2015. Human Development report)

“And I understand that economics might seem like a dry subject, but you must consider what it represents.  It represents Rwandans working together.  And trading together.  And trusting each other.  It represents a consensus that our best future is a shared one” –

H.E Paul Kagame

History of Transformation

Genocide against the tutsi

7th april 1994 - 4th july 1994

Community health workers were set up

1995

Unity & reconciliation commission were set up

1999

One cow per poor family - Girinka Program set up

2006

Gacaca courts were set up - to trial more than 120,000 genocide perptrators

2010

About
Rwanda has transformed itself in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. This site documents the stories, policies, and programs that are fueling that transformation. We welcome you to learn about Rwanda’s journey thus far.
Contact
Please talk to us at Hello@hgs.rgb.rw