Rwanda: Rwanda Digital Acceleration Project (Digital Investment for Recovery, Resilience and Connectivity) (AIIB-000462)

Regions
  • Africa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Rwanda
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Borrower
Innocent Muhizi, CEO, Rwanda Information Society Authority, innocent.muhizi@risa.gov.rw
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Communications
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Sep 11, 2021


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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The project is a major country-wide digital transformation centered on the following: expanding digital adoption and access, enhancing government's digital service capabilities (particularly in health and education sector);

equipping government with the ability to harness the power of big data and offer quality data-driven solutions and next generation e-services in key sectors based on shared digital standards, platforms, and infrastructure; and

increasing Rwanda's capacity to support digitally-enabled innovation and productivity-gains, by strengthening the local digital innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, supporting tech firms to move from startups to growth, and by developing Rwanda's digital talent base.

The project aims to finance the following components: Digital Enabled Citizen, Digital Public Service Delivery, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship,and Project Implementation Support and Technical Assistance. "

Investment Description

Contact Information

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

James Wylie

Investment Officer, Digital, Industry,
Financial Institutions & Capital Markets

james.wylie@aiib.org

 

World Bank
Isabella Maria Linnea Hayward

Digital Development Specialist

ihayward@worldbank.org

 

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.aiib.org/en/contact/information-request/index.html

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM). The PPM provides Òan opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIBÕs failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.Ó Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint. Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply. You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html