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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

UK aid from the British people



Rwanda has achieved significant progress since the devastating genocide of 1994. Poverty within Rwanda declined by 12% between 2005–06 and 2010–11. Yet 4.7 million people in Rwanda live below the national poverty line, of whom 2.5 million live in extreme poverty. Reliance on low income agriculture and agricultural wage labour makes the majority of poor people’s livelihoods very fragile. In July and December 2013, the UK agreed with the Government of Rwanda to reprogramme a total of £37 million general budget support into specific sectors using government systems. These funds have been released into the education, social protection and agriculture sectors to directly support some of the poorest people in Rwanda.

Top priorities

  • transformation from an agricultural economy to private sector-led growth
  • significantly improved services that deliver the MDGs
  • increased accountability of the state to citizens and empowerment of girls, women and the extreme poor
  • transition to more open and inclusive politics and enhanced human rights

Further resources

FCDO Operational Plan for Rwanda
Rwanda page on GOV.UK website

Note: Many country summaries were written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and are being incrementally refreshed.

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People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source


People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

2015 - 2020, Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.



Help with Sector and Budget Figures
Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
Oxford Policy Management 14
Adam Smith International 2
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 4
Cowatersogema International Inc 2
Coffey International Development 2
AgDevCo 6
IMC Worldwide 2
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 5
DAI Europe 3
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 4
World Food Programme (WFP) 1
International Committee of the Red Cross 1
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 1
MannionDaniels 1
British Council 1
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 1
Transparency International Secretariat 1
Overseas Development Institute 1

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