UK development assistance to Rwanda reaches US$1.3 billion

The British government announced that the UK has provided £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) in development assistance to Rwanda in the past two decades as part of a visit by Matthew Rycroft, the permanent secretary of the Department for International Development (DFID). This makes Rwanda one of the top recipients of UK development assistance. UK development assistance has focused on supporting sustainable and inclusive economic growth, social protection, agriculture, education, and land tenure issues.

Ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London in January 2020 and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali in June 2020, Ryecroft’s visit discussed the modern UK-Rwanda partnership beyond just development assistance.

News Article – Kigali Times