February 2016

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

FEED THE FUTURE AFRICA GREAT LAKES COFFEE SUPPORT PROGRAM


Representatives from USAID, Michigan State University, University of Rwanda (UR) and IPAR with the support of National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), travelled to Huye on 29th February, 2016 and 1st March 2016 for a monitoring and evaluation visit on the ongoing Africa Great Lakes Coffee support project.
 


Above; The teams from UR, USAID and IPAR during a chat with coffee farmers.


The main baseline activity, data collection, was concluded, with about 1024 coffee farmers being interviewed and Data Analysis and report writing will start on 10th March, 2016.
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NEWS

THE TWELFTH ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS RETREAT (DPR)

The Executive Director, IPAR-Rwanda, Ms. Eugenia Kayitesi and Roger Mugisha, who is working on Aid Effectiveness project by ACET, attended the twelfth annual Development Partners’ Retreat (DPR) in Rubavu District.

The retreat that was organized by the Government of Rwanda and its development partners under the theme “Strengthening Partnerships for Sustainable Development” brought together stakeholders in Rwanda’s development to review and discuss the implementation of EDPRS11 and key sector policies of Rwanda.

Development Partners pointed out that the DPR provides a timely opportunity to integrate the global Sustainable Development Goals in all the planning frameworks and mechanisms in Rwanda.

PEGNet PUBLIC LECTURE

The Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN) in collaboration with Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) organized a public lecture on 24th February, 2016 at Lemigo Hotel on the topic “What determines Economic Development in Africa with a special focus on Rwanda” which was delivered by Prof. Manfred Wiebelt form the Kiel Institute, who was in Rwanda to prepare for the poverty, equity and growth Network Conference which will take place in Kigali, 2016”.

 

 Workshop participants during the lecture at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda.

The public lecture combined empirical evidence on fast-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa with the results from a dual-economy framework applied to Rwanda to identify the driving forces of Africa’s recent economic growth and to assess Rwanda’s future growth prospects. The lecture attracted EPRN members, policy makers, private sector, civil society and development partners.

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN IPAR-RWANDA AND THE KIEL INSTITUTE FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY

PEGNet brings together researchers with an interest in issues revolving around the poverty-inequality growth nexus in developing countries and links them to the German development policy bodies.

 

Above; IPAR staff pose for a photo with the PEGNet team

The Kiel Institute in this regard signed a partnership agreement with IPAR for the upcoming PEGNet Conference which will be held on September 15th and 16th 2016 at the College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 entitled, “Building resilience in Rwanda through business collaboration”. This project is financed by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and a workshop is planned for March 15th 2016 at Umubano Hotel, 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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THE 5TH IPAR ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE

As part of its contribution to a culture of public debate and dialogue on policy issues in Rwanda the country and with financial support from African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), IPAR is organizing its 5th Annual International Research Conference scheduled to take place on 24th March, 2016 at Umubano Hotel starting at 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Conference is expected to attract policy makers and practitioners from different sectors of the economy with the theme, “Climate Change and Economic Resilience,”

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