Land of a thousand hills
Rwanda, the "land of a thousand hills", has achieved a great deal since the genocide in 1994: substantial investments into its social and economic infrastructure have led to dynamic economic growth and major progress has been made in reducing poverty as well as providing health care and educational services. Despite these successes, Rwanda remains one of the world’s poorest countries. On behalf of the German federal government, KfW Development Bank promotes public financial management and the ambitious decentralisation process by investing in local infrastructure. It supports the development of a modern vocational education system and facilitates the access of small and medium-sized enterprises to credit. Promoting a sustainable supply of energy in the region is a further important priority of our work.