The survey findings indicated that in 2009 Rwanda attracted total stock of foreign investment to the tune of RWF 223,240.1 million (USD 390.9 million) having increased from RWF165,023.1 million (USD 295.3 million) in 2008. Resilience in Foreign Private Capital Flows despite the Global Financial Crisis was partly attributed to diverse sources of investment.
FinScope Rwanda 2008 not only enables the assessment of the current landscape of financial access in Rwanda,but also provides a benchmark for repeat surveys that will enable the impact of new access related policy interventions to be assessed.
The Informal sector Survey was conducted in 2007 by the National Institute of Statistics (NISR) under technical and financial support of the World Bank.
The survey was undertaken between January and March 2006, and covered a total of 111 establishments, of which about 26 establishments were randomly sampled from the mining sector. The non-mining establishments surveyed represent a census of the manufacturing sector in Rwanda (85 establishments) covering mainly food and beverages, construction materials, chemicals and plastics, metals, wood furniture, textiles, garments, and leather processing activities
The private sector is the prime mover of the Rwanda economy. In 2007, the total final consumption expenditures of the private sector was almost 84% while the government consumption was only 16%.
Boosting the private sector is one of the priority government programs. Nowadays, successful entrepreneurs consider data as an important resource that gives them an edge over their competitors. Success belongs to the entrepreneur who holds and acquires accurate data faster than the others.