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Rwanda Private Sector Capacity Building Project (Rwanda PS)

  • Project Name:
    Rwanda Private Sector Capacity Building Project (Rwanda PS)
    Institution :
    Rwanda Private Sector Federation
    • Core Competence:
      Professionalisation of the Voices of the Private Sector & Civil Society
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 700 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    The Rwanda Private Sector Capacity Building project was formulated to empower the Rwandan private sector to enable them to effectively contribute to the attainment of Rwanda’s Vision 2020.

    Project Description:

    The project had four specific objectives, which were to: 

    • Increase the private sector competitiveness in, and access to, local and international markets,
    • Enhance the public private interface for effective engagement of the private sector in Rwanda,
    • Strengthen national business development centres (BDCs) to improve their performance as effective one-stop business centres for the private sector, and
    • Strengthen the human and institutional capacity of the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (RPSF)


    The project has eight components:

    • Competitiveness of the Private Sector
    • Public- Private Partnership
    • Skills Upgrading and Knowledge Building
    • Policy Studies, Publication and Dissemination
    • Pilot Program for Youth and Women Entrepreneurs
    • Coordination and Networking
    • Knowledge and Information Management
    • Institutional and Human Resources Strengthening of the RPSF and BDCs
Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana