The Government of Rwanda and One UN Rwanda, yesterday signed US$ 7.2 million (approximately RwF 4.96 billion)
The grant will strengthen the capacity of National and Sub-National Institutions to generate data and enhance evidence based on Policy Planning, Analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation.
The five-year (2013 -2018) program plan is derived from the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP).
It outlines the continued support of UN agencies in capacity building for the national and sub-national institutions, coordinated by the Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, in conducting high quality data collection, data analysis and dissemination.
These are instrumental in tracking progress towards the realization of the set results of the Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2) and other international development goals.
The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete noted that the support was in line with EDPRS2 especially on increasing engagement of citizens in development planning at all levels.
“This support will focus on in-depth analysis and utilization of existing information for evidence-based policy making and monitoring and evaluation, especially at decentralized levels,” Minister Gatete said.
Minister Gatete also noted that funds would help in producing accurate data and information that would help in decision making.
Overall the project will support institutional capacity building for data production in socio-demographic and economic surveys such as Census, the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis and Demographic and Health Survey.
It will also support integrated households living conditions survey, various more sector specific surveys and frameworks like gender statistics framework will also be strengthened.
The UN contributed to improvement of capacity to undertaking governance assessment to strengthen the evidence base for policy and programming in the area of governance and to produce.