Examining effectiveness and learning in Rwandan policymaking: The varied outcomes of learning from failure in Productive Sector Policies

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Abstract

The Rwandan economic recovery since the genocide is largely associated with the government's effective leadership. This paper questions that narrative, highlighting that failure – rather than consistent effectiveness – is a common feature of productive sector policies in late developing countries and that the Rwandan case is no different. Using three examples where Rwanda's party-owned investment group (Crystal Ventures Ltd.) has been used as a key agent in productive sector policies, the paper finds that outcomes of learning from failure have varied significantly, highlighting some way to go before the government’s developmental ambitions are met

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of International Development
StateAccepted/In press - 27 Apr 2018