Rwanda is a landlocked East African country. In the past few decades, the Government of Rwanda (GOR) has undertaken a series of pro-investment policy reforms intended to improve Rwanda’s investment climate and increase foreign direct investment (FDI). This has led to a high level of sustained economic growth (an average of 8.16% annual GDP growth from 2007-2011, according to the Rwanda Development Board), high rankings in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index (ranking at number 41 in the 2018 report), and a reputation for low corruption.

 

The country presents a number of opportunities for local and foreign direct investment, including in infrastructure, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, renewable energy, tourism, and information and communications technology.

 

Rwanda is also part of the East African Community (EAC), which has a combined GDP size of about US $147.5 billion and market access to more than 145.5 million people across six countries in the African Great Lakes Region.

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