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VideoDecember 14, 2022

Fostering Rwanda competitiveness and resilience in the post-COVID-19 era

Sustained growth in trade will be a key driver for achieving the Rwandan government’s goal of becoming an upper middle-income country by 2035. While total exports have increased significantly over the past two decades, exports to regional partners have almost stagnated and Rwanda remains a less open country than the middle-income countries the government aspires to match. A Joint World Bank -Government of Rwanda trade report explores ways to accelerate regional integration and international trade to improve country resilience against global shocks, support post-COVID-19 growth, and reduce poverty.