March 2015

ONGOING PROJECTS

SECURITY IMPLICATIONS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO THE INCIDENCE OF VENDORS, BEGGARS, DELINQUENTS AND PROSTITUTES IN KIGALI CITY.

The City of Kigali and Institute of Policy Analysis and Research-Rwanda (IPAR-Rwanda) are conducting a collaborative study on determining the “Security Implications and Practical solutions to the Incidence of Vendors, Beggars, Delinquents and Prostitutes in Kigali City, Rwanda.

UPDATING SELECTED INDICATORS IN THE LOGFRAME FOR THE LAND TENURE REGULARISATION PROGRAMME FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
 
IPAR-Rwanda is conducting a survey for the Department for International Development (DFID) to gather data and information, based on selected indicators that track implementation progress of the Land Tenure Regularization (LTR) programme.

The specific objectives of this assignment include;
1.    To carry out a survey that will provide data for Q1-2015 on specific indicators in the programme logical framework (logframe)
2.    To provide Rwanda National Resources Agency (RNRA) with a standard questionnaire, recommended sampling approach and other information that would enable them to collect the data on an annual basis.

   
NEWS

MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

The Executive Director and M&E Officer attended a four days training on M&E Management Information System which was held at Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa Ethiopia  from 10th – 13th March 2015.

The Key objectives of the workshop included;
•    To use a web based tool for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Data Capturing & Reporting for all projects.
•    To have one system  accessible across Offices / across Countries and ACBF for all projects
•    To generate Reports “ON DEMAND”

The training was conducted by ACBF team from the M&E department and a consultant. It was organized because ACBF realized there were gaps in reporting which were as a result of lack of information to feed in ACBF reporting templates by some projects.

POLICY ANALYSIS TRAINING
COMESA, in collaboration with the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKKS) facilitated a policy Training Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, from the 16th to 20th March, 2015, where IPAR was represented by one of the Senior Researchers, John Rwirahira.

The objectives of the training included;
•    To introduce and examine the agricultural policy formulation process
•    To expose participants to the tools of policy investigation and problem diagnosis
•    To expose participants to the methods and tools for empirical analysis and
•    To expose participants to impact assessment methodologies for rural development projects and programmes.

The training attracted many participants and aimed to contribute to better policy formulation and impact assessment procedures in support of National and Regional Comprehensive Advanced Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) implementation.

DELIVERING CLIMATE FINANCE FOR LOW CARBON RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT

IPAR was also represented in the cross country workshop on delivering climate finance for low carbon resilient development under the project “political economy of climate resilient development planning” by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) that was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 30th-31st March, 2015.

The main objective of the workshop was to share the results on research funded by
The Department for International Development UK and also learn from mutual experience. The workshop brought together a group of people working on the different themes from Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

ANNUAL WORLD BANK CONFERENCE ON LAND AND POVERTY

Dr. Alfred Bizoza, the Director of Research at IPAR, attended the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington DC which took place from 22nd – 29th 2015.

The Conference which attracted over 1200 participants, including delegates from Rwanda, is a platform for Government representatives, civil society and technical experts to discuss cutting edge approaches to land governance. Dr. Alfred presented a paper on “Soil erosion and land tenure regularization in Rwanda: A historical perspective”, a paper that provides an historical account of the measures that were taken by the various political regimes to combat soil erosion and to ensure land tenure security in Rwanda.

Above; (Left ;) Dr. Alfred at the World Bank Conference with other delegates. Extreme right is Land Project’s Anna Knox