December 2015

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS


FEED THE FUTURE AFRICA GREAT LAKES COFFEE SUPPORT PROGRAM


African Great Lakes Region Coffee Support program (AGLC), a USAID Feed the Future initiative, is working under a collaborative research with the Michigan State University, University of Rwanda and the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda) in the baseline phase in terms of data.

 

Above; Researchers and research assistants pose for a photo after the training at IPAR premises


Following the Conference kick off, training of enumerators and testing of tools to be used has been done and data collection started on the 21st December, 2015 in four districts namely; Rutsiro, Huye, Gakenke and Kirehe.
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NEWS

COUNTRY POLICY INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT (CPIA): A COUNTRY REVIEW ASSESSMENT VALIDATION WORKSHOP.

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research on Friday 4th December, 2015, organized a validation workshop at IPAR premises on findings from the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), a study carried out on behalf of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). Stakeholders who participated in the study commented on the scores to be revisited and amended. Both draft reports have been submitted to ACBF and a final report will soon be submitted. 
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HIGH LEVEL WORKSHOP ON ACCELERATING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN RWANDA

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through its Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, supported by the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda) organized a High-Level Workshop on "Accelerating Economic Growth in Rwanda" in Rubavu from the 6th December to 8th December 2015.

The workshop attracted high level policy makers from Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, France, United Kingdom and Rwanda’s major policy makers who deliberated on issues that pertain to Rwanda’s economic growth, and advised on what could accelerate the Economic growth and fast track Rwanda’s targets of becoming a middle income nation by 2020.

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BIODIVERSITY INFORMATICS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA


Our manuscript entitled "Review of policies for biodiversity informatics in Central Africa: Case studies of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon" has been successfully submitted and is presently being reviewed by Biodiversity, one of the journals of Francis & Taylor Publishers.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 5TH IPAR ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE

A call for research papers for the 5th Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) Annual Research Conference, under the theme “Climate Change and Economic Resilience” is currently ongoing on the IPAR website under this link. To participate kindly follow the link and submit your paper relevant to the theme or contact us below for more information.

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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN RWANDA THROUGH BUSINESS COLLABORATION

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research, IPAR-Rwanda in partnership with Adelphi, a German think tank, are implementing a research project “Building resilience in Rwanda through business collaboration”. This project is financed by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). A workshop is planned in February 2016 and is expected to bring together stakeholders (researchers, policy makers, private sector, civil society and development partners) to exchange knowledge and experience on how to increase resilience of businesses to deal with flooding in Kigali, Rwanda.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR


As we begin another year, we are delighted to extend our best wishes to all our stakeholders, friends, associates and partners of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda).

Your support during the past year has helped us on our journey to attain our Mission of enhancing evidence based policy making and promoting a culture of debate and dialogue on issues in Rwanda through conducting timely, relevant and high quality research. We wish you a very happy new year, 2016, filled with peace, joy, productivity and prosperity. We look forward to a stronger collaboration with you in the year 2016.

Thank you

IPAR Team