Our vision has remained steadfastto ensure that no child is left behind in rwanda, and that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children are given the best opportunity for a healthy life, to fulfil their potential and to remain protected against harm. Feed the future rwanda orangefleshed sweet potato ofsp for income and nutrition. Tourism sector rwanda is a landlocked country of varied and attractive landscapes. Being a rather small country with 26,338 square kilometers of land area, rwanda has. That year, the hutus rebelled and overthrew the tutsi government before imposing a violent retribution on thousands of tutsi civilians, driving 150,000. Follow, like, and share our social media pages for regular updates.
Rwanda made remarkable progress in the fight against malaria from 20052012, during which time there was an 86 percent reduction in malaria incidence and a 74 percent reduction in malaria mortality. Ethnic conflicts have troubled rwanda for over 50 years, resulting in nearly continuous warfare and bloodshed. The ministry of local government minaloc oversees the local authorities, which are structured in four tiers. Rwandas population density is among the highest in. It has a predominantly mountainous terrain and is known as the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda is a small, landlocked country located in east africa. Rwanda country profile jhpiego in rwanda background a landlocked country located in central africa, rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries on the continent. Country profile rwanda summary of mpower measures in rwanda m p o w e r monitoring smokefree policies cessation programmes health warnings mass media advertising bans taxation cigarettes less affordable since 2008 8 55. The current population growth rate is estimated at. Rwanda made remarkable progress in the fight against malaria from 20052012, during which time there was an 86 percent reduction in malaria incidence and a. Rwanda s population is estimated at approximately 11,809,300 people according to the 2017 census.
Surrounded by the democratic republic of congo, uganda, tanzania and burundi, it covers 26,338 km2 of a very diverse. When using standard odin weights, category scores are weighted to make the shares of social, economic, and environmental statistics equal in the overall score. Read our country profile to find more about our work for rwandas children. The economy is growing, birth rates are falling, health outcomes have improved. Rwanda economy, politics and gdp growth summary the. Most of uganda forms part of the interior plateau of the african continent, with an average altitude of.
In this regard, rwandas ministry of health has revised its national health policy, based on vision 2020 and edprs ii. The fertility rate number of children per woman has declined sharply, from 6. Country profile uganda food and agriculture organization. Unicef began its development work in rwanda in 1986. Who country health profile of rwanda provides key statistics, information, news, features and journal articles on the country s public health issues and services. The capital, kigali, in the center of the country, is the largest city with 1,052,540 inhabitants, and is known as the cleanest city in africa. Rwanda is among the worlds least developed countries, ranking 159 of 177 in the united nations development programs 2004 human development index. Africa rwanda the world factbook central intelligence agency. In 20072008, unicefs work in rwanda shifted to larger scale projects and national. Prior to 1959, a monarchy led by the minority tutsi ethnic group dominated the regions politics, persecuting the majority hutus. In this regard, rwandas ministry of health has revised its national health policy, based on. The 20182023 unicef rwanda country programme continues to support the realisation of the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged. As a global child rights organisation working in 190 countries and territories, we are a leading advocate for children and their families in rwanda.
Country profile rwanda geography rwanda is a landlocked country in central africa, and is less than half the area of tasmania. It has a predominantly mountainous terrain and is popularly known as land of a thousand hills. While women in general have accessed greater political, economic, and social freedoms since the genocide, many women are still limited by traditional views of gender. Rwandas feed the future multiyear strategy identifies market linkages, infrastructure, nutrition, innovation, and policy as focal points for support and intervention. Discover more about cdcs work in rwanda by viewing our detailed country profile pdf icon. Cdc has worked alongside the rwandan ministry of health since 2002 to strengthen its efforts in the areas of hiv testing and counseling, antiretroviral treatment scale up, hiv prevention interventions, tuberculosis tb and hiv services integration, laboratory systems strengthening, health informatics, surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation. Development profile rwanda is a poor, landlocked country with minimal natural resources. Rwanda rwanda is a small country with an estimated population of approximately 12 million, all at risk for malaria. Economy profile of rwanda doing business 2020 indicators in order of appearance in the document starting a business procedures, time, cost and paidin minimum capital to start a limited liability company dealing with construction permits procedures, time and cost to complete all formalities to build a warehouse and the quality control and safety. National institute of statistics of rwanda, statistical yearbook 2014, chapter iv health and nutrition, tables 4. Rwanda is a country of few natural resources, and the economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture by local farmers using simple tools. Area 241,038 sq km 93,072 sq miles languages english official, swahili official, luganda, various bantu. The landscape includes the volcanic virunga range on the western edge of the great rift valley. Women for women international rwanda march 2017 country profile after the 1994 genocide, which claimed as many as 1,000,000 lives and tore rwandan society apart, the country has made tremendous strides toward recovery.
Nutrition profile background since the civil war and genocide in the early 1990s, the government of rwanda gor has embarked on rebuilding the. The chs catalog focuses on 25 countries deemed priority by the united states agency for. Rwanda now aspires to reach middle income country mic status by 2035 and highincome country hic status by2050. Rwanda the human capital index hci database provides data at the country level for each of the components of the human capital index as well as for the overall index, disaggregated by gender. Rwanda is a small, landlocked, densely populated country with diverse terrain, an abundance of water resources. The strategy focuses on enabling improvements for privatesectorled growth in the agriculture sector and on building capacity within value chains to improve the. The virunga volcanic mountains have high altitudeforests and the worldfamous mountain gorillas, while lake kivu offers beautiful beaches and an archipelago of islands. Country profile and context the republic of rwanda is a landlocked country situated in central and eastern africa, in the great lakes region. Rwanda gained independence from belgium on july 1, 1962 after which the country had to face several ethnic conflicts and a civil war that led to a genocide in 1994. Rwanda, a small landlocked country in eastcentral africa, is trying to recover from the ethnic strife that culminated in governmentsponsored genocide in the mid1990s. Rwanda private sector driven agricultural growth psdag project. The rwanda ict sector profile 2012, was prepared by the ministry of youth and ict, in collaboration with the ict department of rwanda development board rdb, the rwanda utilities and regulatory agency rura, the national institute of statistics of rwanda nisr. Rwanda has reached two major milestones since the mil lennium.
Population density is high but, with the exception of the capital kigali, is not concentrated in large cities its 12 million people are spread out on a small amount of land smaller than the state of. Rwandas vision 2020 strategy, with its focus on good. National institute of statistics of rwanda, statistical yearbook 2015, chapter iii health and nutrition, table 3. Gain market place for nutritious foods food for peace ffp for more information, read the rwanda country profile pdf. Karisimbi volcano, located in the virunga chain, is the highest point in rwanda at 14,786 feet above sea level. Rwanda s population density is among the highest in. Country profile rwanda geography rwanda is a landlocked country in central africa less than half the area of tasmania. Maternal mortality continues to be a concern, with 9% of rwandan women delivering their babies at home, according to rwandas 2015 demographic and health survey. The main mission of minaloc is to promote the wellbeing of the population by.
Country profile rwanda rwanda at a glance demography rwanda has a largely youthful population, and 41 per cent of the population was under the age of 14 years in 2012. Rwanda, a small landlocked country in eastcentral africa, is trying to recover from the ethnic strife that culminated in. To order copies of country profile rwanda by the economic commission for africa, please contact. Rwanda is a poor, landlocked country with minimal natural resources. The three official languages are kinyarwanda, english and french. The government has made great strides in restoring stability and economic growth to the country, but it remains a volatile country at the heart of a volatile region. Erce5, pasec1, pirls2, pisa3, sacmeq4 and timss6 learning 4. Rwanda is a rural, agrarian country with agriculture accounting for about 63% of export earnings, and with some mineral and agroprocessing. Rwanda is a small country with an estimated population of approximately 12 million, making it the most densely populated country in continental africa.
Rwandas population is estimated at approximately 11,809,300 people according to the 2017 census. The republic of rwanda is a landlocked country situated in central and eastern africa, in the great lakes region. Who country health profile of rwanda provides key statistics, information, news, features and journal articles on the countrys public health issues and services. The index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18, given the risks of poor health and poor education. Rwanda occupies a unique position in the middle of the heavily populated western great lakes region. The republic of rwanda is a country located in central africa bordering with uganda to the north, tanzania to the east, burundi to the south and democratic republic of congo to the west. Nyabarongo is the longest river in rwanda and one of the main feeds for the great nile. The country borders south sudan to the north, kenya to the east, the united republic of tanzania and rwanda to the south, and the democratic republic of the congo to the west. Surrounded by the democratic republic of congo, uganda, tanzania and burundi, it covers 26,338 km2 of a very diverse landscape, ranging from dense equatorial forest. This aspiration will be carried out through a series of sevenyear national strategies for transformation nst1, underpinned by detailed sectoral strategies that are aimed toward achievement of the sustainable development goals. The rwanda adr is impor tant for other reasons as well. The 1994 genocide, during which 800,000 rwandans were killed, destroyed the economy and temporarily stalled the countrys. Local government is enshrined in chapter 1 of the constitution and the main governing legislation is the organic law of 2005.
Includes country demographics, geography, government, economy, telecommunications, transportation, military. Rwanda is a presidential republic, with executive, legislative and judicial branches, and a multiparty system. In rural areas, many women rwanda status of women in rwanda country profile. Rwanda joined the east african community in 2007, and has ratified a plan for monetary union amongst the five member nations, which could eventually lead to a common east african shilling. Africa rwanda the world factbook central intelligence. The major economic sectors are tourism, mining and agriculture. Transforming rwanda into a middle income country while ensuring unity and inclusive growth. Cdc has worked alongside the rwandan ministry of health since 2002 to strengthen its efforts in the areas of hiv testing and counseling, antiretroviral treatment scale up, hiv prevention interventions. In 20072008, unicefs work in rwanda shifted to larger scale projects and national policy support to key government priority areas. Rwanda is a democratic republic with two spheres of government, national and local. After the 1994 genocide against the tutsi, unicefs assistance focused on emergency, recovery, and smallscale projects.
Rwanda is in the great lakes region of central africa covering roughly 25,000 square kilometres of land and 1,400 square kilometres of water. It is also one of the worlds biodiversity hotspots. There are small tracts of rainforest on the western and northeastern borders of the country and tropical savannah in. The president, paul kagame, and his ruling rwandan patriotic front will continue to dominate the countrys political landscape in 202021. Bordered by uganda, tanzania, burundi and the democratic republic of congo, rwanda has a population of 10. Rwanda, a small landlocked country in central africas great lakes.441 956 288 987 428 588 960 367 627 587 1550 996 346 215 90 1376 896 1387 361 143 1327 1538 335 1448 860 1580 390 873 963 1279 1101 261 340 379 1088 741 1481 1330 158