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Rwanda Economy Digitalisation Programme

Data-driven policy for inclusive digital transformation

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The Rwanda Economy Digitalisation Programme is a three-year digital transformation initiative by the Government of Rwanda, the Mastercard Foundation and Cenfri. The programme works with 71point4 and policymakers to develop evidence-based and inclusive policies to reduce poverty and digitise the Rwandan economy.

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Public sector data frameworks
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