The Development of Community-Based Health Insurance in Rwanda: Experiences and Lessons


The study is one of a set of three pieces of work supported by The Rockefeller Foundation to help strengthen the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) program in Rwanda. 

Rwanda has been recognized as having the most successful community-based health insurance (CBHI) scheme in sub-Saharan Africa and, indeed, one of the most successful in the world. In a few years the country went from having 7 percent of the informal sector population covered to 74 percent in 2013. This study attempts to document the development of this national CBHI program in the hope that it will provide some lessons for other countries.