In September 2013, Laterite presented a new book and a paper on Rwanda’s economy on Rwanda’s manufacturing, agribusiness and exports sectors at a conference organised by the International Growth Center. The book is entitled:
“Understanding Rwanda’s Agribusiness and Manufacturing Sectors”. It provides a historic timeline of the development of Rwanda’s manufacturing and agribusiness sectors, maps existing firms along 5 dimensions (ownership structures, products, systems, resources and exports), and profiles 43 leading manufacturing and agribusiness firms.
The paper we presented is entitled: “Understanding Rwanda’s exports sector” and focuses on the dynamics of firms, products and destinations, in particular in the non-commodity exports sector.