Armed conflict and economic performance in Rwanda
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Antwerp :University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management
Analysis and policy brief / University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Managment ; 2
University of Antwerp
We study whether conflict had an impact on economic performance across Rwandan administrative sectors six years after end of massive violence. Economic performance is measured using household expenditure data from a nationwide survey. Conflict intensity is measured using an index of excess mortality called WEMI (wartime excess mortality index). The findings show that economic performance was significantly lower in conflict-affected sectors, even after controlling for production factors (land, labor, education).