Aid and Self-Sufficiency: Case Study - Rwanda


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Travis Reynolds & C. Leigh Anderson,Terry Fletcher, Annie Rose Favreau, Emily Morton, Pierre Biscaye

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USAID/Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Program (MESP) USAID/Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Program (MESP)
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Rwanda is a small land-locked country of 11.61 million people in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (World Bank,
2017d). It is the most densely populated country in Africa (Rashidghalam, 2017). With a 2016 GDP per capita of
$703, the World Bank classifies Rwanda as a Low Income Country entitled to IDA support (World Bank, 2017e).
The World Bank also classifies Rwanda as a Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) due, in part, to the high
levels of public debt that remain despite the use of traditional debt relief mechanisms (World Bank, 2016). The
service sector makes up just over half of GDP while the agricultural sector makes up just under a third (World
Bank, 2017c)

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