Rwanda website listing - SME Portal Rwanda


The SME sector, including formal and informal businesses, comprises 98% of the businesses in Rwanda and 41% of all private sector employment. The SME sector has the potential to lower Rwanda’s trade imbalance, however, SMEs in Rwanda face a myriad challenges including limited access to finance, high energy costs, inadequate skills and training, low levels of societal trust as well as challenges with contract enforcement. In terms of overall employment, wholesale & retail trade remains the largest employer ahead of accommodation & food services, with the sectors employing 92,711 and 59,837 workers respectively (33.1 and 21.4 percent). Manufacturing and agriculture, forestry & fishing, whilst only totaling 4.2 percent of all establishments, account for 17.5 percent of employment.

Date Discovered:06/July/2017