As the AfDB Annual Meetings come to town, we take a look at the Bank’s work in Rwanda and across Africa. Rwanda has reached two major milestones since the Millennium. GDP per capita increased from $225 in 2000 to$693 in 2013, growing by an average of 8% annually.
Poverty rates decreased from 59% in 2000 to 45% in 2011, with well over a million Rwandans lifted out of poverty. An increasing number of Rwandans are benefiting from their country’s economic progress, especially through higher incomes in agriculture, an expansion in off-farm jobs, and effective social protection programs.
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