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Rwanda Finance

Rwanda is one of the fastest-growing economies of Africa, with a 10-year average growth rate of 8.6%. This transformation has kept Rwanda at the forefront of innovation & technology, pan-African integration, and now, creating an enabling environment for investments into Africa through the Kigali International Financial Center (KIFC).

Who is Rwanda Finance?

Rwanda Finance Limited (RFL) is a private company mandated to promote and develop Rwanda as a leading destination for international investment and cross-border transactions in Africa. RFL works with key stakeholders to develop and promote the Kigali International Financial Center through investment promotion, policy advocacy, and sector upskilling. It works to establish a regulatory framework for KIFC to become a leading international financial center.

The Kigali International Financial Center positions Rwanda as a professional, member-focused, transparent, and economic substance-oriented jurisdiction to facilitate increased cross-border trade and investments within Eastern and Central Africa.

Our mission is to be the catalyst of a safe, reputable, and pro-business environment in Rwanda, with the vision to become a preferred financial center for international investments in Africa.

Facts

Doing Business

Rwanda offers one of the most competitive business environments on the continent: 1st in the region, and 2nd in Africa for ease of doing business (World Bank Doing Business Report, 2020)

Rule of Law

Rwanda’s legal and judicial environment is internationally recognized as 2ND in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Rule of Law (World Global Rule of Law Index, 2020)

Transparency

Rwanda is the 2nd highest anti-corruption performer in the Sub-Saharan region, and among the top 3 in Africa (Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International 2019)

A Green & Global City

Hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in Africa, Kigali is also one of the world’s safest and most accessible, extending a visa-free regimes to over 100 countries and direct flights to 26 global cities.

Conference and Meeting Destination

Kigali has risen to become the second most popular destination in Sub-Saharan Africa for international meetings and events. (International Congress and Convention Association, 2019)

Further Information

The Kigali International Financial Centre is Africa's newest financial hub, and the 3rd African member of the World Alliance of International Financial Centres.