September 2015

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS


UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING SUSTAINED PATHWAYS OUT OF EXTREME POVERTY AND DEPRIVATION


The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda) in partnership with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) at Overseas Development Institute (ODI) are carrying out a study on “Understanding and supporting sustained pathways out of extreme poverty and deprivation”, funded by the ESRC-DFID Joint fund for the poverty alleviation research. This study will be carried out in three countries Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

The aim of this project is to increase understanding of the factors associated with sustained escapes from poverty, how policies and programmes can support these escapes and the political and institutional pre-conditions under which these policies can successfully be initiated.
The project is led by (CPAN) in partnership with three East African research bodies in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda and will see the participation of both UK-based and African-based researchers. It will focus on three poverty dynamics towards “Zero Extreme Poverty in 2030:,Tacking  chronic poverty; Preventing  impoverishment and Sustaining escapes from extreme poverty

RESULTS BASED AID (RBA) EVALUATION   


The 3rd year evaluation of Department for International Development’s (ODI) Results Based Aid support to the education sector in Rwanda led by Upper Quartile UK is been completed. Data was collected from three districts of Kicukiro, Nyanza and Rutsiro and Currently a draft report has been submitted.


NEWS


AFRICA PORTAL EAST AFRICA CONTENT PARTNERS’ MEETING

The Communication Officer, IPAR-Rwanda represented IPAR in the Africa Portal East Africa content partners’ meeting that took place in Nairobi from 1st to 2nd September, 2015. The purpose of the workshop was to establish a deeper relationship with partners, to give feedback to partners on new developments as well as to share best practices and experiences among the East African partners.  It was also an opportunity to plan marketing initiatives together.



 Above; Africa Portal partners pose for a group photo


ANNUAL ANALYSIS OF RWANDA’S AGRICULTRURE BUDGET EXPENDITURE 2015-2016

The Institute of Policy Analysis represented by Research Fellow, Mr. Roger Mugisha presented a report for Action aid on “Annual Analysis of Rwanda’s Agriculture Budget Expenditure 2015-2016” at a workshop that took place in Musanze on the 10th September, 2015.

The main interest of this research was more on a critical analysis of the annual budget 2015/2016 to specifically assess what has been allocated in the agriculture sector in response to CAADP targets and come up with gaps to inform on the public financing in the agriculture sector.

The workshop attracted beneficiaries of Action aid that included district officials, women organizations, civil society among others.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP

IPAR in partnership with IDRC conducted a consultative The Workshop on Youth Employment on the 25th September 2015 at Umubano Hotel. The workshop  brought together stakeholders in the youth employment areNa including, private sector, public sector, Civil society institutions and Youth Forums in Rwanda under the Theme Pathways for expanding economic opportunities for Rwanda Youths: The role of research and evidence.
 
The workshop aimed at Identifying research priorities/explore how and what kind of research can help fill the gaps and explore opportunities for leveraging relevant initiatives where research can have a multiplier impact.



Above; Permanent Secretary in Ministry of youth (left) and Executive Director of IPAR (right) addressing the media after a workshop opening remarks


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Thank you
IPAR Team