In recent years, Rwanda has become an important model for economic growth in Central Africa. The discovery of mineral resources has become an increasingly important contributor to this growth.
The mining industry in Rwanda, which has not been very strong historically, has grown to become one of the most important income generators in Rwanda, second only to tourism.
In 2011, the National Bank of Rwanda reported nearly $168 million in revenues from mining for the country.
Recognizing the potential for a responsible, regulated mining sector to deliver social development and improved governance, Pact and its partners are helping resource-dependent communities to organize their activities and develop dependable sources of income