Under a grant provided by the Gates Foundation, IPAR together with the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is organizing a validation workshop upon completion of the study, "Aid Management and Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth: Lessons from Country Experiences", which took place on 26th May, 2016 at Lemigo Hotel.
The Objectives of the workshop included;
i) Present the key findings and recommendations of the country report to stakeholders.
ii) Provide a platform for stakeholders to validate the research findings, provide inputs and exchange experiences and knowledge on the external development finance.
iii) Identify and propose focused strategic and feasible interventions to strengthen management, coordination and delivery of external development finance at the Country level.
Executive Director, IPAR addressing the audience
The research investigated how Rwanda is managing and coordinating development assistance in the new, rapidly changing and complex development cooperation landscape by examining how the Rwandan Government manages and coordinates traditional and non-traditional development assistance in this emerging landscape, in the broader framework of finance available for development including the commercial sector, while at the same time mobilising domestic resources.
The research also looks at how the shifting finance for development landscape is being managed and coordinated in Rwanda from the perspective of the Government and Development partners. The workshop brought together Government representatives, Development Partners, civil society Organizations, academia and other stakeholders.