November 2016

COMPLETED PROJECT

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF BIRTH REGISTRATION IN RWANDA: STATUS AND POSSIBLE ACTIONS

”Children have the right to birth registration to make sure that they are recognized by the government when it comes to planning”

This research was commissioned by World Vision, its main objective was to conduct an analysis on the factors for low levels of birth registration in the country and chart ways to address them both at the community and policy levels.

Following a research survey conducted in two districts at each of the country’s four provinces and the City of Kigali, a validation workshop was organized to verify findings of the report and discuss recommendations. A final report of this study will be officially launched in early 2017.


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ONGOING PROJECTS


THE FEED THE FUTURE AFRICA GREAT LAKES REGION COFFEE SUPPORT PROGRAM (AGLC) PHASE II


This is a second phase of the project funded by USAID for coffee producer capacity-building and policy engagement initiative in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

The aim of this project is to help farmers to control potato taste defect (PTD) and improve coffee productivity.

The second phase kicked off in October 2016, a midline survey is going to be conducted, and this will produce results that will enable stakeholders in Rwanda’s coffee sector to better plan and support farmers in the production of coffee. The results will serve as the basis for smallholder capacity building and policy engagement aimed at reducing potato taste defect and low coffee productivity and profitability in the Africa Great Lakes Region.

The Midline survey will interview 512 households as a follow up on the baseline survey conducted last year in four districts namely; Rutsiro, Huye, Gakenke and Kirehe.

 
A coffee plantation in Huye mountain

The survey will be conducted under leadership of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) and the University of Rwanda (UR), with assistance from Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States of America (USA).



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EVALUATION OF THE SEVEN YEAR GOVERNMENT PROGRAM (2010-2017)

As part of enhancing a culture of performance based assessment by the Rwandan Government, the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR Rwanda) has been commissioned by the Prime Minister’s office to provide an independent assessment of the seven Year government program (7YGP), launched in 2010 at the onset of the second mandate of His excellence the president of the Republic of Rwanda.

The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the progress made in the 7YGP which will serve as tool to improve its sub-programs, guide the organizational learning, and inform  future government  programs

The inception report   has been submitted to the Prime minister’s office.


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NEWS

WORKSHOP ON LAND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA

Prof Alfred Bizoza participated and represented IPAR-Rwanda in a workshop on Land Governance in Africa from 23rd to 24th November, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya in the context of the on-going collaboration with the African Development Bank. The workshop was organized by   the African Development Bank (AfDB), He made 2 presentations – The Rwanda Land Regularization process which was received with a lot of enthusiasm and Land Tenure Guidelines along with his colleague from Botswana Institute for Development.

The presentation made during this conference set the stage for more discussions on the various toolkits and guidelines for land tenure regularization in Africa.

 
Participants pose for a group photo

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IPAR Team