Essays on Strategic Management - ARTS' Motivation to Enter Rwanda Case Study

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The paper “ Strategic Management - ARTS' Motivation to Enter Rwanda” is an affecting variant of the case study on management. Rwanda is one of the smallest landlocked countries in East Africa. It borders the Democratic Republic of Congo commonly known as DRC towards the west. It borders Tanzania towards the east, Uganda to the north, and Burundi towards the south. World Bank data indicates that the country has approximately 11.61 million and 52% of them are women (Behuria 2017, p. 56). Massive support of the World Bank and the international monetary fund, the bank has been able to make progressive steps towards economic emancipation.

However, following the atrocities of the 1994 genocide, the government has undertaken serious steps in an attempt to ensure that such a disaster will not happen again. Among the great milestones that the government has undertaken involve structural and economic reforms that ensure the country runs with minimal or no corruption and hefty accountability (Behuria 2017, p. 56). PESTEL analysis of Rwanda in relation to attention countryRwanda has experienced political stability since 1994. Notable parliamentary elections were held in 2013 and 64% of all seats were held by women.

The current president Kagame has served the country well and his term will end in August 2017 when general elections will take place. However, amendments of the constitution have allowed him to go a third election, which he might win. His good track of leadership makes him a suitable candidate to lead the country (Hamilton 2015,p. 67). Rwanda has clearly defined its developmental goals through the formulation of vision 2020. The vision seeks to transform the country from having an agricultural-based economy to become knowledge-based with at least becomes middle-income country status.

In pursuit of the realization of these goals, the government has sought a medium-term strategy that seeks to accelerate growth and eradicate poverty. The strategy seeks to develop the rural areas, employment of the youth, accountable governance, and economic transformation. The strategy seeks to raise GDP to $1,000 and ensure that 73% are above the poverty line (Hamilton2015, p. 68). The strategy is workable because from 2001-2015 the GDP has grown with approximately 8% per annum. By the end of 2015, Rwanda had realized most of its millennium development goals proving its efficiency and clarity.

Massive economic growth characterized improved standards of living and this attests to the 2/3 reduction in child mortality rate.

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