Rwanda Secures €200M for Green Initiatives with AfDB Partial Credit Guarantee

The African Development Bank and Rwanda sign a partial credit guarantee to mobilize €200M for green initiatives.

The African Development Bank and the Government of Rwanda have signed a partial credit guarantee agreement to support Rwanda’s mobilisation of financing for green and social initiatives.

The document was signed at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings by Solomon Quaynor, Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation and Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.

The partial credit guarantee for the mobilisation of sustainable financing for Rwanda was approved by the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund in April 2024, and will enable Rwanda to raise up to €200 million competitively from international commercial banks, diversifying its funding sources.

The Government of Rwanda appreciates the partial credit guarantee as an innovative initiative of the African Development Bank to support countries to leverage their African Development Fund allocations.

The guarantee is already bearing fruit. We have just signed a $200 million loan with JP Morgan using a partial guarantee of $50 million.

Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Government of Rwanda in its efforts to promote green and inclusive growth in line with its Vision 2050. This guarantee from the African Development Fund will enable Rwanda’s inaugural access to financing under its Sustainable Finance Framework at competitive terms.

Solomon Quaynor, Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation, African Development Bank

He added that the success of the transaction demonstrates the Bank Group’s commitment to support Regional Member Countries access to alternative sources of sustainable financing in line with its Ten-Year Strategy (2024-33) seeking to accelerate inclusive green growth and drive prosperous and resilient economies in Africa.

Aligned with Rwanda’s national strategy for transformation for 2017-24 and with Vision 2050, the guarantee also establishes the country as a credible sustainable borrower by building a track record in the international financial markets.

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