Donors Pleased With Rwanda's Economic Performance for First Half of 2009

    in executing its national development strategy during the first six months of 2009, The New Times reports. They include the African Development Bank, Belgium, the European Commission, Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K., and the World Bank. "This is a very important sign that the whole population sees some progress especially in the rural areas," said Heike Henn, head of German Development Cooperation, on behalf of the donors. "We suppose that this will have an impact on poverty reduction in Rwanda and this is really appreciated, because this is the rationale for us as budget support partners."

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      Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.