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Sustainable development in Rwanda: industry and government


  • Tim Short

    (School of Engineering, Durham University, Durham, UK)


This paper discusses the results of research carried out in Rwanda, in February 2005, through funding from the Royal Society. It investigates the methodologies and policies in use in Rwanda to promote and ensure sustainable industrial development and examines the Government's role in providing an appropriate framework. The paper considers the situation in Rwanda, following the 1994 genocide, and the part played by the Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST), formed with the specific remit of training a new generation of professionals to replace those lost in 1994. Finally it recognises similarities between manufacturing in the UK and in Rwanda, demonstrating how far Rwanda has come since the genocide. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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  • Tim Short, 2008. "Sustainable development in Rwanda: industry and government," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(1), pages 56-69.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:16:y:2008:i:1:p:56-69
    DOI: 10.1002/sd.328

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    1. Manolis Christofakis & George Mergos & Athanasios Papadaskalopoulos, 2009. "Sustainable and balanced development of insular space: the case of Greece," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(6), pages 365-377.
    2. Geoffrey Tso & Kelvin Yau & C. Yang, 2011. "Sustainable Development Index in Hong Kong: Approach, Method and Findings," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 101(1), pages 93-108, March.

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