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Monday, May 23, 2011

Kanimba Launches Rwanda's Economic Atlas

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in partnership with the German Development Cooperation have officially launched the first Rwanda’s Economic and Trade Atlas.

The Atlas, representing a comprehensive compilation of information on various sectors of importance to the Rwandan Economy, is based on official validated data and uses state of the art techniques, namely Geographical Information Systems for the presentation of its findings.

Apart from the aggregate data on the national level, it allows a more in-depth analysis on a local level, since most data is presented on the district level.

Speaking to members of the press after the launch, Minister for Trade and Industry Francoise Kanimba hailed the project saying that it was a unique document that had comprehensive information about the economic activities’ maping in Rwanda.

In the atlas, a comparison of Rwanda to its neighbours has been made possible through regional maps for instance on EAC level or sub-saharan level, allowing for benchmarking.

The atlas has been designed for the use by members of the business community, prospective investors, partners in civil society or the donor community.

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