Rwanda

TEN QUICK FACTS ABOUT INEQUALITY IN RWANDA
  1. Although income inequality fell between 2006 and 2010, Rwanda was the most unequal country in East Africa.
  2. In 2011, 80 percent of Rwandans had an income that was lower than its per capita GDP.
  3. In 2011, Rwanda’s official minimum wage, (RwF 100/day), unchanged since 1974, was three times lower than the official poverty line (RwF 118,000/year or RwF 328/day).
  4. Between 2008 and 2012, Rwanda and Uganda had the highest primary school passing rate in East Africa.
  5. The rate of under-five malnutrition in Rwanda fell from 54 percent in 2005 to 44 percent in 2010, but it fell faster for the rich than for the poor.
  6.  More than 50 percent of Rwanda’s poorest children are stunted.
  7. The difference in stunting between Rwanda’s richest children and its poorest children widened from 25 to 28 percentage points, in favour of the rich.
  8. Rwanda registers the birth of 58 percent of its poorest children compared to 64 percent of its richest children.
  9. 56 percent of girls in Rwanda agree that husbands could have good reasons for beating their wives compared to 35 percent of Rwanda’s boys.
  10. Rwanda has the highest percentage of citizens in East Africa with access to health insurance – 66 percent of men and 71 percent of women.