Economic development in Rwanda: example of transformative leadership

Lecture by Prof. Thomas Kigabo (National Bank of Rwanda)

18Oct2017 15:00 - 17:00


Rwanda is known as a good example of countries which have achieved high and inclusive economic growth in the last two decades. This notable experience came after the genocide against Tutsi in 1994 which had left the entire country in ruins. This presentation is based on Professor Kigabo’s paper 'Leadership, Policy Making, Quality of Economic Policies, and Their Inclusiveness: The Case of Rwanda'. 

This paper analyses what has been learned in the past two decades about the strategies, institutions and policies that have produced sustained high growth in Rwanda. The paper is a contribution to the debate about socio-economic development in developing countries. Key findings of the paper confirm the key role played by transformative leadership in Rwanda.

Prof. Thomas Kigabo has a PHD in monetary, financial and international economics from the Université de Lyon 2  in France. He is currently the Chief Economist and Director-General (monetary policy and research) at National Bank of Rwanda, appointed in 2007, and is a Professor in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Rwanda. His has published across various domains of his field of study, including monetary economics, financial economics, development economics and regional integration.

Prof. Thomas Kigabo gives a second lecture on October 19, titled 'The East African Monetary Union: Ready or not?

Location: Roeterseiland Campus, REC-B 3.09

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