AfDB Calls for Expression of Interest on the Development of Rwanda’s Mineral Value Chains and Policy Options

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May 20, 2020

The African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is inviting consulting firms to express their interest in providing consultancy services for an “Assessment of Development Mineral Value Chains and Policy Options for Enhancing the Contribution of this Sector to Economic Development in Rwanda”.

The selected consulting firm will carry out value chain analysis of development minerals in Rwanda in order to provide policy options and recommendations for implementation. The assignment is expected to last for four calendar months, with the estimated starting date set for July 15th, 2020. Expressions of interest must be received before June 3rd, 2020, at 5PM Abidjan local time.

Rwanda considers mining as a key sector for its socio-economic development. In 2018, mining contributed 2.5% to GDP and $346m as merchandise export earnings. The government now aims at increasing its contribution to $1.5bn by 2024 by notably doubling exports of tin ore, tungsten ore and tantalite and exploiting additional minerals such as gold. Other mineral occurrences under exploration notably include diamonds, rare earth elements, amphibolite, granites, quartzite, clay minerals, sand and gravel.

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