National Bank of Rwanda

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The National Bank of Rwanda (French: Banque Nationale du Rwanda) is the central bank of Rwanda. The bank was founded in 1964 and is quartered in Kigali; it operates Rwanda's principal exchange, the Rwanda Over The Counter Exchange.[1]

The Bank is active in promoting financial inclusion policy and is a leading member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion. It is also one of the original 17 regulatory institutions to make specific national commitments to financial inclusion under the Maya Declaration[2] during the 2011 Global Policy Forum held in Mexico.


The central bank, whose name is abbreviated to "BNR", evolved step by step:

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  1. ^ "Business | Rwanda opens own stock exchange". BBC News. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Maya Declaration Urges Financial Inclusion for World's Unbanked Populations - RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/". 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

1. A brief survey of Rwanda's monetary history, from Banque Nationale du Rwanda site

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