What We Do

Rwanda is among eight pilot countries selected in January 2007 to implement the One UN Reform , which enables the UN System to provide a more effective and coherent response to the needs of the Government of Rwanda and its Development Partners. As part of the UN Country Team, UNDP works with other sister agencies to implement the “One UN – Delivering as One” process.

UNDP-Rwanda’s programmes and activities respond to the challenges facing the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Our assistance framework is guided by the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2008-2012, which is aligned with the priorities of the Government of Rwanda, as identified in the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) and the Vision 2020 of Rwanda.

The EDPRS, in conjunction with the Government of Rwanda's Vision 2020, provides the framework for all development programmes in Rwanda. In accordance with the division of labour agreed upon with the Government of Rwanda, UNDP provides development support in three major areas of expertise and practice together with the area of Millennium Development Goals:

Poverty Reduction and Environment

Democratic Governance and Peace Consolidation

Aid Coordination

UNDP also supports the host country to attract and use aid effectively. In addition to the areas mentioned above, UNDP Rwanda has integrated the protection of human rights, the empowerment of women and the promotion of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all its programmes and activities.

In 2011, UNDP Rwanda total available resources amounted to US$ 19.6 million. UNDP’s core resources amounted to US$ 7.1 million or 36% of the total. Third Party Cost-sharing was US$ 6.7 million or 34%. The balance was comprised of One UN Fund (12%) and Trust Fund resources (17%).

The allocation of the total sum of US$ 19.6 million was evenly split between Governance and Peace Consolidation (51%) and Poverty and Environment (49%).