Briefing Paper

Rwanda’s Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery: The Role of E-Commerce

In common with other sub-Saharan African countries, the Rwandan economy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Government of Rwanda is rightly focusing on ensuring a rapid economic recovery. One policy area of focus, to help ensure rapid economic recovery, is expanding e-commerce – the use of online platforms to sell and buy products and services. This paper provides options for building on the existing Government of Rwanda policy on e-commerce and maximise its contribution to future economic growth.