Rwanda’s Home-Grown Solutions are key to Economic Recovery By Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and Maxwell Gomera
There is no single understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The meaning, implication and reality of these terms can change throughout different languages, cultures, and time periods.
This Strategy is a product of UNDP Rwanda’s stance on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through collaboration with government, national actors, local and foreign entities, and others, our Country Office (CO) continues to work toward the goals relevant to Rwandan women and men.
This Report, Developing effective solutions to boost domestic savings in Rwanda, was prepared for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rwanda.
UNDP is grateful for the constant support, supervision and inputs provided by the Chief Econ- omist of MINECOFIN, Ms. Amina Rwakunda and the Head of the Macroeconomics Division, Dr. Thierry Kalisa, without which this Report would not exist.
Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in programmes and projects is a priority for UNDP in Rwanda. Equally important, UNDP Rwanda strives to ensure gender parity, empowerment, and equal opportunities for all its staff, women and men. This applies to all areas of our office.
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 its own short and long term goals.
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