Maas Study Rwanda 2023
15.11.2023

Mobility-as-a-Service in Rwanda

Release of Feasibility Study – Mobility Service and Car Rental Sector in Rwanda

Rwanda's capital holds great potential for new digital mobility services like car sharing, ride-hailing, and bike rentals, according to a new feasibility study. These services, known as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), can enhance accessibility, promote eco-friendly transportation, and boost economic growth by creating job opportunities.

The “Feasibility Study – Mobility Service and Car Rental Sector in Rwanda” was commissioned by Invest for Jobs in Rwanda with the aim to assess the market for mobility services in Kigali, its future growth and employment potential. By analysing the impact of the mobility sector's market growth development on future employment opportunities in the sector, the study is exploring potential needs of training programmes that could even further enhance employment prospects. The feasibility study collected data from sources such as scientific literature, local authorities, international institutions, and interviews conducted with industry professionals as well as city officials in Kigali. The outcome is a comprehensive and promising estimate of the future demand for Mobility-as-a-Service solutions in the city, highlighting job-intensive investment opportunities in the Rwandan mobility services sector.

The study’s target groups are private investors, mobility providers, public authorities regulating the transport sector as well as international cooperation agencies. The findings can be leveraged by these key stakeholders to inform their strategic decision-making and policy formulation. Private investors for example can utilise the insights to identify potentially lucrative investment opportunities within the Mobility-as-a-Service sector, while public authorities can adapt regulations to promote emerging employment trends.

Rwanda has a unique opportunity to design a sustainable transport system and avoid common transport-related issues like air pollution and congestion. However, it is crucial to develop a comprehensive plan and secure both financial and technical support for sustainable infrastructure and vehicle investments early in the development process. The study therefore provides recommendations for local policymakers as well as international cooperation agencies and financial institutions interested in supporting Rwanda’s transition to an efficient urban transport system. While experts in the Rwandan sector demonstrate ample knowledge, ambitious visions, and innovative ideas, support is needed in areas such as financing, technology, stakeholder management, and impact assessment.

Find the complete study here.

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