Rwanda has been lauded as a development success and a role model for Sub-Saharan Africa, but critics suggest that this development has come at the expense of healthy democratic governance. Kagame’s Rwanda is an excellent case study for a broader question in international development: does democratic change lead to development, or does development lead to democratic change? Can you have one without the other?
Take a look at some of our favorite articles that we came across while researching democracy and development in Rwanda:
- Authoritarian Regimes are Changing the Way the World Defines Democracy, Washington Post
- Freedom in the World 2015, Freedom House
- Aid and Democracy, International IDEA
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