General Human Development Report Rwanda 1999
In Rwanda, human development is occurring in a context of recovery from terrible civil conflict. The genocide of 1994 has left the country with deep social, psychological and economic scars; human development in this context consists partly of building a shared sense of national identity in a divided country. Rwanda also faces chronic economic constraints arising from the density of population in a landlocked country, which the genocide has compounded by destroying human, physical and social capital and by accelerating the AIDS epidemic. This report therefore focuses on the themes of reconciliation and poverty reduction, which are currently receiving particular attention from government and its partners in Rwanda.