Investment for development

Rwanda - advancing investment policy reform


The government of Rwanda has requested OECD and NEPAD support in benchmarking Rwanda’s progress in investment climate reforms against the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI). In response to this request, a project is being developed within the framework of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative in partnership with the government of Rwanda.


The project aims to advance investment policy reform in Rwanda and will involve 3 phases:

  • Phase 1: explain the process and evaluate the current investment policy regime of Rwanda based on selected policy areas set out in the PFI
  • Phase 2: define time-bound priorities for regulatory simplification and investment policy reform following pre-defined criteria
  • Phase 3: provide technical support and build policy implementation capacity, based on specific requests and building on the demand created by the prioritisation process

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This project will harness the comparative strengths of OECD investment-related co-operation with non-OECD countries, notably:

  • a partnership approach to policy capacity building based on sharing of experience and peer learning
  • multilaterally-backed investment policy tools that can be adapted and developed by African countries for their specific needs
  • a forum for policy co-operation and dialogue based on comprehensive, coherent and process oriented policy assessments
  • a facilitating role for mobilising other fields of OECD expertise

This project also aims to support Rwanda’s ongoing efforts to implement its National Programme of Action (NPA) under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).  One of the NEPAD-OECD Initiative’s priorities is to support the strengthening of the business climate-related components of the APRM, in particular the investment dimensions of NPAs.


Rwanda’s specificities and competitive advantages will be identified while preparing recommendations which aim to make Rwanda's environment more competitive for attracting investment in the global context.

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