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Department of Agriculture

By | May 3rd, 2016|e-investment|

Agriculture employs more than 70% of the total population in Rwanda. As outlined under the Vision 2020 and EDPR II targets, agriculture is expected to play a critical role in poverty alleviation efforts and overall economic prosperity through job creation and supporting key industries. The main focus of Agricultural Department at BRD is the provision [...]

Department of Housing Investments

By | May 3rd, 2016|e-investment|

Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) established a department charged with promoting affordable housing basing on two-twin pillars of “mortgage finance and production of bankable housing”. The department designed a plan with both short, medium and longer term market interventions to address challenges around housing and housing finance. This department will build homes and establish the institutions [...]

Request to employers to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries

By | April 25th, 2016|announcement, Uncategorized|

Pursuant to the provisions of the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries, employers having staff who benefited from the student loans scheme have a duty to inform the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), a financial institution that has been mandated by the Government to manage the student loan scheme, in [...]

Energy

By | April 24th, 2016|impact|

Access to reliable and affordable energy remains a considerable challenge in Rwanda. For Rwanda’s private sector to be competitive, the energy issue must be addressed as it is a crosscutting driver of economic growth. In order to fuel its growth, Rwanda’s target is to substantially increase its energy supply from its current level to 563 [...]

Acquisition of BHR

By | April 5th, 2016|our-history|

On the 26th April 2011, BRD officially acquired Banque de l’Habitat du Rwanda (BHR) in a ceremony hosted by Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. John RWANGOMBWA. The objective of this acquisition was to achieve sustainable growth by making BRD a stronger and better positioned bank which provided long-term loans, housing loans, mortgage re-financing [...]

Merger of BAS and BDF

By | April 3rd, 2016|our-history|

Since March 2011, BRD Advisory Services (BAS Ltd) and BRD Development Fund (BDF Ltd) companies were merged to form a new company called BDF Ltd. The two former companies were BRD wholly owned subsidiaries tasked with the mission of providing services and products that boost the development of SME’s in Rwanda. The new company remained [...]

“New strategic plan 2016-2020: an expanded and refocused mandate” – Kanyankole

By | March 30th, 2016|Blogs|

Alex Kanyankole, Chief Executive Officer, BRD I am pleased to inform you all, our esteemed stakeholders, that we closed yet another financial year at the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) with positive results. Last year (2015) was an extremely exciting year at BRD that saw the conclusion of a restructuring process to align the [...]

Chairman’s statement on behalf of the BRD Board of Directors

By | March 26th, 2016|Blogs|

On behalf of the Board and Management of the Rwanda Development Bank (BRD), welcome and thank you for your contribution towards our journey so far.  Esteemed stakeholders, 2015 was a challenging but exciting year BRD. The bank has repositioned and reorganized to appropriately align itself with Rwanda’s development agenda.  The bank finalized the protracted process [...]

BRD supports housing development in secondary cities

By | March 17th, 2016|latest-news, press-release|

Getting an affordable house outside Kigali will soon be realizable after the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) partnered with Pearl Estates, a real estate company to put up housing units in Musanze district - one of the six secondary cities in Rwanda. With the first 14 units already complete in Musanze district in the Northern [...]

Export Growth Fund (EGF)

By | March 15th, 2016|egf|

Increasing the external connectivity of Rwanda’s economy and boosting exports is a key priority of EDPRS 2 and a powerful tool to spur economic growth, raise living standards and reduce poverty. The specific course of actions recommended for consideration to address the export finance gap is the establishment of an Export Growth Facility (EGF) between [...]