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Kigali: a Competitive City for Jobs and Growth

Created Dec 10 2015, 11:18 AM by Giulia Pivetti
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Today the report “Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth: What, Who, and How” was presented in Washington DC. The report was prepared by the World Bank Group with funding from the Competitive Industries and Innovation Program (CIIP).

The report highlights the role of Cities in facilitating the growth of jobs, productivity and incomes through four main categories of intervention: through the role of their institutions and the implementation of their regulations, through new and improved infrastructures and the provision of land, by investing in skills and innovation and by providing the enterprises with support and finance.

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During the launching of the report, the City of Kigali was mentioned as an example of a city that is growing faster than its national economy. This has been achieved over the past years with important general and specific reforms and substantial investments in strategic sectors. In particular, Kigali has successfully invested in the tourism sector, with the niche market of the Gorillas Trekking, in the construction of modern conference facilities, with the development of the Kigali Convention Complex, and in people skills by becoming a bilingual country where both French and English are widely spoken.

You can find the details of the event in the link below and the full report attached to this post.

  • Dear

    Great research. I wish that developing countries or at least Jordan could try to walk according to the above research to improve the situation of the cities.

  • Thank you for sharing this information.  we appreciate this good example of Kigali City.  What is more interested again for Rwanda, is that this beautiful country has committed to develop these good practices  in other cities, starting by the six secondary cities that are being developed.

    Thanks. Happy new year 2016.