The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is expected to carry out a countrywide survey as a way of collecting data on both local and foreign investors in the country.
Jean Bosco Minega, the head of UNIDO in Rwanda said on Monday that the exercise is aimed at updating the current data that will be used by investors to re-adjust their investment strategies towards the implementation of customized businesses.
“The survey will provide accurate, up-to-date investor information and technical assistance to help the investors re-adjust their strategies towards the implementation of customized business support services, he said.
“The data will help them reap the benefits of international investment and link local productive sectors to the global economy,” he added.
He said his during the opening of a three-day meeting that brought together officials from the Rwanda Development Board, Private Sector Foundation, The Ministry of Commerce, the Rwanda National Institute of Statistics and graduates from the economics and management institutions in Kigali.
“The survey seeks to provide accurate, up-to-date investor information and technical assistance to help the investors to re-adjust investment promotion strategies towards the implementation of customized business support services to reap the benefits of international investment and link local productive sectors to the global economy,” Minega said.
He added that, it would be the first time UNIDO carries out an investment monitoring platform in Rwanda. The expected outcomes will be a common shared vision on investment promotion.
“The investor survey will serve as a medium through which the investors can express themselves and hence increase the awareness of intermediary institutions and policy makers about the impact of investment policies on their operations,” he explained.
“It will allow companies to participate in the sub-contracting and Partnership Exchange (SPX) benchmarking exercise to improve on their operations”.