ANNUAL IMIHIGO EVALUATION FOR THE YEAR 2015/2016 DISTRICTS RANKING
IPAR- Rwanda was contracted for the third time by the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) to evaluate the performance contracts for both Central and local institutions to inform the policy of Imihigo. The overall aim was to access the progress made against imihigo set targets and advise on future planning of imihigo targets.
The process of evaluation is an appraisal of achievements against the performance targets set in the planning of imihigo in the areas of economic, social, governance and justice for both central and local government. According to his Excellence Paul Kagame, “Imihigo is not about praising individuals or punishing others, it is about changing the lives of our citizens”.
The best performers were formally appreciated by His excellence the president of Rwanda at the signing of new performance contracts 2016/2017 on 9th September 2016 in Kigali Convention Centre.
His Excellence Paul Kagame (President of Republic of Rwanda) posing with Government’s officials and mayors of the districts at the Imihigo signing ceremony.
The evaluation of these performance contracts was successfully conducted by IPAR-Rwanda in partnership with Prime Minister’s Office
CHILD BIRTH REGISTRATION ASSESSMENT STUDY
IPAR-Rwanda has concluded a child birth registration assessment study commissioned by world vision. Data was collected from the districts (Kamonyi, Nyaruguru, Gakenke, Gicumbi, kirehe, Gatsibo, Karongi, Rubavu, Kicukiro and Gasabo. The main objectives of the study were to produce a high quality technical analysis study for integrated Universal Birth Registration programme, in close collaboration with Government and other key players and also elaborate on how service delivery impacts Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) processes
The final report is expected by 7th October, 2016
CONFERENCE ON “REGIONAL INTEGRATION FOR AFRICA’S ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES”
A two day conference on regional integration for Africa’s economic transformation was organized by IPAR in collaboration with Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) ,Kiel Institute for the world economy, GIZ, among others.
The conference took place on the 15th-16th Sept 2016 at the University of Rwanda’s college of business and Economics (UR-CBE and was officiated by Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ambassador Gatete Claver.
The conference attracted many experts and researchers and they discussed various topics that included how regional economic integration can succeed in dealing with member country differences, raise competitiveness and help small countries to attract foreign direct investment, among others.
Honorable Amb. Gatete Claver, Minister of Minecofin (Fourth from left) posing with IPAR’s Executive director, Director of Research and PEGNet officials after the official opening of the conference.
Experts in this conference recommended alignment of innovation with policy priorities, capacity building for research, and collaboration with other hubs to build a network of researchers, among others.
FEED THE FUTURE AFRICA GREAT LAKES COFFEE SUPPORT PROGRAM
The midterm Phase of data collection for feed the future Africa great lakes coffee project is forth coming. The institute of policy analysis and research will carry out its 2nd year collaborative research with the African Great Lakes Region Coffee Support program (AGLC), a USAID Feed the Future initiative and University of Rwanda. The main objective of the research is to Provide information that will be used to fill the gaps in understanding how to control Potato Taste Defect (PTD) and Improve coffee farm management practices and create a policy environment that is fully supportive to farmer and other stakeholder investment in the sector
Data collection will be carried out in Kirehe, Gakenke, huye and Rustiro. This project is expected to begin on the 10th October 2016