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Established in 2015, Vanguard Economics delivers top-tier research, advisory and implementation services for Africa from within Africa.

We are a research & advisory firm based in Kigali, Rwanda. Our work is focused on maximising the impact private sector development, trade & logistics, and the commercialisation of agriculture can have on delivering transformation for markets and populations across Africa.

Our Vision

A future where populations shape their own destiny

Our Mission

Identify, design and implement homegrown solutions to the challenges populations face on their path to sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

Our Team

Vanguard Economics was founded on the understanding that “social change is not a project that one group of people carries out for the benefit of another”. Our vision is that that every population exercises its right and responsibility to mark out the path of its own progress as an imperative to addressing the pervasive social injustice and poverty that exists across societies. We try and embody this vision through our company policies which designed to nurture the next generation of Rwandan thinkers and leaders.

About Us

Call For Applicants

Would you like to improve your ability to analyse & interpret data?
We have just the course for you!

Facilitated by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Rhodes University, with support from Vanguard Economics, you will gain an understanding of quant research methods & econometric techniques

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Call For Consultants

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for mid-career (5+ years of experience) and senior (10+ years of experience) professionals in international development.  By applying for this role, you consent to join our consultant database, where we will routinely match your expertise and experience with relevant opportunities in the region and sector.

We are particularly keen to hear from consultants with an established track record in the delivery of high-quality short-term technical assistance in the following areas:


Data      Modelling

Digital Economy & Governance
Renewable Energy

Private Sector Development


Circular Economy
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Partners & Collaborators