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Ambassadors from Finland > Current Finnish Ambassadors > Ambassador Jorma Paukku  
Capital city Kigali  
countries' copyright length > Usual term of copyright protection Berne, TRIPS  
CPIA equity of public resource use rating 4 [12th of 75]
CPIA quality of public administration rating 3.5 [18th of 75]
Diplomatic representation from the US > FAX [250] 596-591  
Diplomatic representation in the US > FAX [1] (202) 232-4544  
Diplomatic representation in the US > Telephone [1] (202) 232-2882  
embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Address 153 Gilmour Street  
embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Neighbourhood Centretown  
Flag modification 25 [52nd of 197]
Foreign relations of Western Sahara > States recognizing the SADR > Date of recognition April 1, 1976  
General government final consumption expenditure > annual % growth 9.49 % [14th of 147]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ 313,672,600 constant 2000 US$ [98th of 145]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant LCU 93542670000  
General government final consumption expenditure > current LCU 159659600000  
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ 287,190,600 $ [124th of 169]
    General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.133 $ per $1 of GDP [86th of 184]
Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom Jeremy Macadie  
Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom > Resident Heads of Missions > Type Embassy  
Independence Day > Date July 1  
Legal origin
French
Legislative branch > A note
four additional seats, two for women and two for youth, added in 2001
Management time dealing with officials > % of management time 5.92 % [17th of 38]
Parliamentary seats > Female 17% [33rd of 143]
Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint 0.87 % [17th of 38]
Procedures to build a warehouse > number 17 [85th of 168]
Procedures to enforce a contract > number 27 [121st of 170]
Procedures to register property > number 5 [123rd of 167]
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > % 48.8 % [1st of 174]
Start-up procedures to register a business > number 9 [99th of 171]
Status transition  
Time required to build a warehouse > days 252 days [43rd of 168]
Time required to enforce a contract > days 310 days [135th of 171]
Time required to register property > days 371 days [8th of 167]
Time required to start a business > days 16 days [146th of 171]
Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours 168 hours [115th of 169]
Trademarks, nonresidents 124 [84th of 99]
Trademarks, residents 5 [85th of 98]
Transnational Issues > Disputes > International
fighting among ethnic groups - loosely associated political rebels, armed gangs, and various government forces in Great Lakes region transcending the boundaries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda - abated substantially from a decade ago due largely to UN peacekeeping, international mediation, and efforts by local governments to create civil societies; nonetheless, 57,000 Rwandan refugees still reside in 21 African states, including Zambia, Gabon, and 20,000 who fled to Burundi in 2005 and 2006 to escape drought and recriminations from traditional courts investigating the 1994 massacres; the 2005 DROC and Rwanda border verification mechanism to stem rebel actions on both sides of the border remains in place
UN membership date 18 Sep. 1962  
United Nations mission
http://www.rwandemb.org/
http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/rwanda/

SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of Ambassadors from Finland ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of countries' copyright length ; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: List of embassies and high commissions in Ottawa ; Flagspot; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Western Sahara ; Wikipedia: Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom ; Wikipedia: Independence Day ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; electionworld.org; Wisconsin High School Model United Nations

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda

Democracy
 
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006 4.44 [72nd of 118]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006 4.6 [80th of 119]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation 4.23 [76th of 119]
Civil and political liberties 0.5 [131st of 140]
CPIA gender equality rating 3.5 [43rd of 75]
CPIA policies for social inclusion/equity cluster average 3.6 [23rd of 75]
CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating 3 [36th of 75]
CPIA public sector management and institutions cluster average 3.3 [26th of 75]
CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating 3 [33rd of 75]
Electoral system first-past-the-post  
Electoral system type plurality  
Female candidacy 1,961 [39th of 161]
Female ministers 10% [78th of 125]
Female parliamentarians 25.7% [18th of 157]
Female suffrage 1961  
First female parliamentarian 1965  
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 1.01664706195688 [12th of 183]
Homosexuality laws of the world > Homosexuality laws > Laws against homosexuality No*  


SOURCES

Bertelsmann Transformation Index online, 2006; http://www.bertelsmann-transformation ... /BTI_2006_Ranking_GB.pdf; Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2000-2001, New York: Freedom House, 2001; World Development Indicators database; No comment is being made on the state of democracy. Categorizations are based on the electoral law, or the last competitive election held; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on women in government at the ministerial level. March. Geneva; calculated on the basis of data on parliamentary seats from IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2002. Parline Database. March 2002; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva.; Source: Millennium Development Goals Database | United Nations Statistics Division; Wikipedia: Homosexuality laws of the world

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda
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