The Vision 2020 is a reflection of our aspiration and determination as
Rwandans, to construct a united, democratic and inclusive Rwandan
identity, after so many years of authoritarian and exclusivist dispensation.
We aim, through this Vision, to transform our country into middle - income
nation in which Rwandans are healthier, educated and generally more
prosperous. The Rwanda we seek is one that is united and competitive
both regionally and globally.
To achieve this, the Vision 2020 identifies six interwoven pillars, including
good governance and an efficient State, skilled human capital, vibrant
private sector, world class physical infrastructure and modern agriculture
and livestock, all geared towards prospering in national, regional and
This Vision is a result of a national consultative process both at inception,
between 1997 and 2000 and in 2012 when the Vision was revised. The
discussions and debates involved Rwandans from all walks of life, including
leadership from all levels in the business community, government,
academia and civil society.
More than a decade since implementation of the vision began, the results
speak for themselves. Out of the 47 indicators in the original Vision
2020; 26% (12) have already been achieved. The successes come as a
result of a collaborative effort between Rwanda and our partners. It is a
demonstration of what can be achieved when we give value to ourselves
and the work we do, when we strive to find solutions from the strengths
of our culture. The efforts and determination of the Rwandan people
have necessitated revision of our targets upwards to match our growing
ambition and to demonstrate our unwavering resolve to make a better
livelihood for all Rwandans.
Vision 2020 is a shared purpose for all Rwandans. We need to constantly
remind ourselves how our work – in our individual capacities, communities,
business and public institutions – contributes towards realizing this Vision.
Like all achieving societies whose success is generally inspired by a shared
purpose, our Vision 2020 constitutes a bond that holds Rwandans as a
people determined to build a better future.
I am certain that Vision 2020 will continue to inspire us to achieve our
goals, and that our Vision is clearly and powerfully stated – thus setting
in motion the vital energy and the sense of urgency needed for its
realization. I thank all Rwandans and Friends of Rwanda who will play
their part to making our Vision realizable.
President of the Republic of Rwanda