ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
UPDATING SELECTED INDICATORS IN THE LOGFRAME FOR THE LAND TENURE REGULARISATION PROGRAMME FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
IPAR-Rwanda conducted a survey for the Department for International Development (DFID) to gather perception related data and information, based on selected indicators that track implementation progress of the Land Tenure Regularization (LTR) programme. The findings of this study were presented and a final report will be submitted soon.
AIR FREIGHT COMPETITIVENESS STUDY
Following the MOU signed between IPAR and International Resources Group for USAID’s Rwanda Private sector driven Agriculture Growth Project (PSDAG), IPAR was contracted to carry out a study on Air freight competitiveness.
The objective of this study is to;
· Rapidly summarize the current status of air freight and the air freight logistics and infrastructure in Rwanda.
· Identifying bottlenecks and areas of inefficiency that can be improved through strategic interventions, regulatory review, and policy interventions that will increase the competitiveness of international air freight trade.
IPAR has already submitted the inception report as the first step to this research.
IPAR has been contracted for the second time by the Prime Minister’s office to conduct research and evaluate performance of imihigo 2014/2015 targets.
Imihigo is a Rwandan home grown performance Management tool where Government Ministers and District Mayors sign performance contracts on behalf of citizens with His Excellence the President of Rwanda.
The main objective of the evaluation is to assess the performance against the targets, identify challenges encountered, establish gaps and give recommendations to inform the future generation of the Government of Rwanda imihigo planning and implementation process.
EVENTS / WORKSHOPS
AFRICAN CENTER FOR ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION (ACET) WORKSHOP
IPAR-Rwanda was represented by one of our senior Research fellows, Mr. John Rwirahira, at The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) meeting that took place on 6th – 7th May, 2015 in Accra, Ghana to discuss an inception report on aid effectiveness in Africa.
IPAR-Rwanda has been identified as one of the partners to implement a project on understanding the African Countries’ experiences in the management of aid and related development external resources, which will be implemented in five countries including Uganda, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana. The meeting attracted Ministers of Finance of the respective countries among other participants.
STUDY TOUR FOR IPAR STAFF TO ETHIOPIAN BASED THINK TANKS
Five IPAR staff members participated in an organized knowledge and experience sharing and net working study tour from 10th to 16th May, 2015 in Addis, Ethiopia. The study was organized by IPAR in collaboration with OSSREA (Organisation for Social Science Research), as the host institution, together with Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) and Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA).
The study aimed at enabling participants learn from experience and knowledge sharing on conducting research for engagements, policy impact , knowledge sharing on emerging issues of sustainability development, climate change, resource mobilization, IT application, social media, gender and environment, which are all impacting on the performance of think tanks in Africa.
One other objective was to net work with institutions with similar goals and forge means for future research collaboration which will further strengthen IPAR’s research quality.
Above; Dr. Alfred receives reading materials on behalf of IPAR from Dr. Demirew Getachew, Head-EEA Secretariat.
Above: IPAR staff at the HESPI Offices
From Left to Right: Dr Mehari, Professor Musahara and the IPAR staff at the OSSREA offices.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR SANITATION CHALLENGES IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS OF KIGALI, RWANDA
A new policy brief designed by IPAR Senior Research fellow, Aime Tsinda, on "Sustainable solutions for sanitation challenges in informal settlements of Kigali, Rwanda” has been published by the International journal of environmental research and public health. Click here for more information.