We work in Rwanda to support progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and help economic growth and wealth creation.

Rwanda has achieved tremendous progress since the devastating genocide of 1994 but it still faces huge challenges. Of Rwanda’s 10.5 million people, 45% live in poverty and very many live far below the poverty line. Reliance on low income agriculture and agricultural wage labour makes the majority of poor people’s livelihoods very fragile.

In Rwanda DFID supports progress towards the MDGs, focusing on education, health, agriculture and social protection. DFID is also stepping up support to the private sector. This includes boosting regional trade, supporting economic growth and wealth creation, and supporting the government of Rwanda to protect the poorest and the economy from the effects of a changing climate. We also have a portfolio of work around governance issues.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Rwanda, see the DFID Rwanda operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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DFID Rwanda

British High Commission
Parcelle No. 1131
Boulevard de I’Umuganda
Kacyiru Sud
BP 576