As its history shows, Rwanda has had to deal with unique and difficult set of development circumstances. Emerging from the tragic events of 1994, the country found itself with depleted human resources and institutional capacities. A strong national resolve supported by an influx of international assistance meant that by 1998 the reconstruction period dealing with the damage of the past was over. Since then, consideration has been given to effective sustainable development; and, considerable progress has been made towards creating an enabling environment for aid coordination and management.
The Government of Rwanda and its Development Partners have agreed upon a national framework, Vision 2020, for Rwanda’s own national long-term development targets. These goals are translated into Poverty Reduction Strategies (now the second phase of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy – EDPRS II), which provides the framework for the budget allocation of priority sectors and actions identified to ensure that the MDG priorities are met.
To facilitate and support the implementation of the commitments made in Busan, Accra, Paris, and before that in Rome (see Global), an Aid Coordination Structure has been set-up in Rwanda. It consists of Sector Working Groups (SWGs) and other fora that are overseen by the Development Partners Coordination Group.