Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
Map Summary
Showing country level data of 2022
11 Outcome Results
$4.42 M Planned Budget
$4.39 M Actual Budget
$36.48 K Shortfall


[1] Revenue recognition per Management Accounts Reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy).
[2] Resources shown are only allocated towards development work.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Financial Flow in 2022

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Rwanda stands out both in Africa and globally for its efforts in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, and particularly in the area of political participation. Nearly two third (61%) of its parliamentary seats and 55% of cabinet position is held by women, while 4 out of 7 judges in supreme court are women. Significant progress has also been realized on other gender indicators, and in 2022, Rwanda is ranked among top 10 countries (6th globally) that have significantly narrowed gender gap (Global Gender Gap Index, 2022). Globally, the country took the lead on the Generation equality action coalition on ICT and innovation and committed to closing the digital gender divide by 2026. Despite a progressive policy and legislative framework, gender-based violence remains widespread where 46% of women have ever experienced intimate partner violence. Isange One-stop Centers Model was set up around the country to provide a holistic response to victims and survivors of GBV. 

UN Women Rwanda works in three areas: 

  • Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems at local and national levels 

  • Women have equal economic opportunities and economic autonomy 

  • Women and girls live a life free from violence