rw-leveraging-urbanization-for-rwandas-economic-transformation-780x439STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Large scale urbanization has already taken place in Rwanda, with the pace of it much faster than official records suggest because the definition of urban areas needs refining.
  • Urbanization appears to have had a positive impact on structural transformation and helped raise the national average of GDP per worker.
  • The link between urbanization and the creation of non-farm jobs is stronger in areas with a higher population density and better connectivity in terms of transport and access to markets.