As a result of the war and genocide of 1994, there was a total breakdown of institutions, systems, structures and human capacity in Rwanda. Since then, the country has gone through a painful challenge of rebuilding the entire governance infrastructure. From the period of emergency, through the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase up to the current effort of long-term development, a considerable amount of work has been done in the spheres of re-establishing and strengthening good governance.
Presidential elections were held in 2010, and important reforms like decentralization, public sector reform and justice sector reform are underway since a couple of years and transparency and accountability institutions like the Ombudsman office and the Auditor general office are in place.more
Projects and Initiatives
The “Inclusive Participation in Governance” Programme (IPG), targets three thematic areas that are critical to fostering inclusive participation in Governance: 1) Media Reform 2) Political Participation 3) Governance Assessments and dialogues. These areas have been identified through governance assessments such as the Joint Governance Assessment (JGA) and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).more