The Post-COVID-19 Development Outlook in Africa : “Key Actions to Boost the Rwandan Informal Economy”

By Dr. Jean Baptiste Nsengiyumva


Rwanda economy is mostly dominated by informal sector, and majority of the population are employed in this sector at 89.5 percent of total employment. Further, the sector is confirmed a major source of employment. With the strike of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rwanda informal sector has negatively been affected in various ways following the closure of businesses. Thus, negative implications of this situation, exacerbated by extreme poverty levels (at 16 percent of the total population), have mostly manifested on poor households who earn their daily life from informal sector occupations. From the desk review research, this policy brief has come up with key recommendations to revive the Rwanda informal economy in the post-COVID-19 crisis.

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