Attitude toward Foreign Direct Investment
The country is also the most competitive place to do business in East Africa. The country has also put in place a new Special Economic Zone which is currently operational. The Government of Rwanda recognises the importance of private sector investment for the achievement of the middle-income status by 2020 and reducing the country’s reliance on foreign aid. In Doing Business report Rwanda ranked 46 out of 189 countries in 2015.
Assistance to foreign investors
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is responsible for attracting investments into priority sectors of services, manufacturing and tourism among others. RDB reaches out for investors with specific investment opportunities through international road shows as well as individual business presentations. RDB facilitates prospecting investors coming to Rwanda by putting them in contact with people and entities they wish to meet