Strengthening Civil Society Organizations for Responsive and Accountable Governance in Rwanda


To strengthen the capacities of local CSOs enabling them to hold the public and private sectors to account as well as to advocate for the rights of all Rwandans;
To enhance the realization of human rights, gender equality and social justice;
To strengthen the role of CSOs in social economic development;
To establish more effective citizen engagement facilitated by the CSOs

Expected Outcomes

Enhanced capacity of local CSOs to effectively and efficiently discharge their mandate;
Increased local CSO capacity for evidence based advocacy; 
Reinforced project management capacity of selected CSOS- grantees;
Enhanced watch dog role of media organizations;
Strengthened capacity of Rwanda Governance Board as the regulatory authority for local CSOs



Project start date:

January 2019

Estimated end date:

June 2023

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Rwanda

    Implementing partner:

    Rwanda Governance Board

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
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  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $394,521

    2019 $1,350,744

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