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Promoting Sustainable Private Sector Development in Rwanda

KIT, at the request of the Dutch Embassy in Kigali, conducted research into the Rwandan agricultural value chains with the strongest market potential. Interventions, with a focus on the private sector, were suggested and implemented in order to encourage growth and sustainability.

Stimulating private sector growth through selection and analysis

Rwanda’s economy is based mainly on its rapidly growing agricultural sector. This relies heavily on private sector development. To promote the private sector’s role we first assessed nine pre-defined value chains and selected three: maize, Irish potatoes, and vegetables.

An in-depth analysis of these key value chains was then conducted through interviews with resource personnel from the private and public sector.

We proceeded based on the potential for economic development, the prospect of improving food and nutrition security, and market potential and competition. The project involved:

Thus far, collaborative interventions have been proposed and several implemented around the selected value chains – e.g. the Agri-Sector Development Facility. The research has been included in the Dutch Embassy’s Multi-Annual Strategic Plan (MASP 2012-2015).

Services delivered

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact. Our professional staff combine expertise in specific content areas with the ability to offer a diverse suite of advisory services, including policy and programme design and implementation. This experience enables our advisors to navigate sustainable development processes and identify elements that can make a difference in programme performance. We help governments, organisations and businesses to learn from their experiences, improve practice, and maximize the impact of their interventions. With the knowledge we share, public and private investors are better equipped to identify the investments that yield highest economic and social impact.