Focusing on a Sustainable Future: Development Reform in Rwanda
In 1994 Rwanda faced a mass genocide that wiped out one million people, approximately eleven percent of the population. In the wake of this crisis many skilled nationals fled the nation or were brutally murdered by the revolting Hutu Extremist. Even after the return of many of the nationals who fled the nation and billions of dollars in foreign aid and investment Rwanda still ranks among the top fifteen poorest nations in the world today. In order for Rwanda to lift themselves from poverty they need to:
Concentrate on the education of their large youth population in order to develop more skilled workers in the nation and reduce the shortage
Reduced the birthrate and …show more content…
Rwanda should educate the population about the Truth and Reconciliation Committee and other programs that seek to help the victims of the genocide reach some sort of closure so they can move forward with their lives. o Almost half the Rwandan children lost at least one parent and if children and others in the population cannot forgive it is hard to move forward and concentrate on re-building the economy
Reduce the birthrate
Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa, and due to the large population it is hard to achieve universal initiatives through the government since the infrastructure, lands, jobs, and systems in place are inadequate for such a large population.
There are too many people to feed so it takes an extensive amount of foreign aid to feed the country adequately for even a day. o There is a production shortage to feed the whole population and 60% of the population lives below the poverty line. o It cost over one