SEPTEMBER 2017

Ongoing projects

AFRICAN GREAT LAKES REGION COFFEE SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda) is implementing the third phase of the ‘African Great Lakes Region Coffee Support Program Project (AGLC)’ in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU), The Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI), the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), and the University of Rwanda (UR). The focus of this research project is on long-term sustainability of the Rwandan coffee sector. To ensure quality data from the field, enumerators were trained at the IPAR-Rwanda on how to use a questionnaire based in a tablet before going on the field at the beginning of October 2017. 

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STRENGTHENING RWANDAN ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE 

IPAR-Rwanda in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Boston shall implement a project called “Strengthening Rwandan Administrative Justice (SRAJ)”.  The main objectives of this project are; a) Training of public officials, government legal officers and other professionals on administrative justice issues; b) Citizen information about the administrative process; and c) Legal and policy reforms to strengthen the quality, legality and effectiveness of administrative justice in Rwanda.

IPAR-RWANDA RESEARCHERS ATTEND APRM MEETING 

Two researchers at the IPAR Rwanda Mr. Roger Mugisha and Mr. Nyiringabo Gatete represented the institute in a two-day expert meeting organized by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) under the African Union (AU) with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to validate a baseline study on the major bottlenecks facing Africa, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 14 to 15 September 2017.

IPAR’s M&E OFFICER ATTENDS LEADERSHIP FOR RESULTS TRAINING 

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer at the IPAR-Rwanda Ms. Annet Mahoro attended a training on Leadership for Results and Accountability for Results; Planning for Results and Budgeting for Results; Institutional Capacity to deliver goods and services and information system, M&E and Statistics; Rapid Results Initiatives and High Level Leadership for Results. This training was held following the  support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to the Government of Rwanda to be part of Management for Development Results (MfDR) Initiative which is being implemented in all COMESA and ECOWAS member countries, where all participating countries are required to have an active MfDR Community of Practice (CoPs) whose objective include: increasing networking around MfDR issues, building national capacity on monitoring results, translating shared experience into hands-on policies and creating synergies with partners and regional economic communities. The Capacity Development and Employment Services Board (CESB), an agency of the Government of Rwanda, is coordinating the operationalization of the MfDR Community of Practice (CoP) initiative in Rwanda. 

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IPAR Team