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  • Submitted by: Rwanda
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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  • Location: Rwanda
  • Date of completion: 2008
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
The Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy of Rwanda
Description/achievement of initiative

This policy represents the country's second medium-term strategy towards the attainment of the long-term Rwanda Vision 2020 Objectives
Source: The Government of Rwanda


The Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy of Rwanda (EDPRS) sets out medium-term objectives and indicative financial allocations. Environment is identified as a key cross-cutting issue. In addition several sectors with a strong environmental and natural resource content have been identified as critical for achieving Rwanda's development objectives, given their links to productive (e.g. land) or to health (e.g. water supply and sanitation). The Environment, Land and Forestry sector has been allocated for the period 2008-2012 a total of RWF 62 billion (Rwandan francs), representing 1.8% of total public expenditure, while its share of total capital expenditure amount to 3.8%. In turn, the Water and Sanitation sector has been allocated a total of RWF 146 billion, representing 4.2% of total expenditure, with the share of capital expenditure amounting to 5.5%.

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