Maximizing aid effectiveness in Rwanda


  • Local
  • Global
  • Framework

    A.  Local

    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.

                       Related documents 

    -         Aid Policy

    -         Aid Policy FR

    -         Aid Policy Overview

    -         Aid Policy Overview FR

    -         Aid Manual of Procedures

    -         Donor Division of Labor (DoL)

    -         Donors Statements of intent

    -         ODA report

    -         DPAF Report


    B.   Global

    At the turn of the century, members of the United Nations all agreed upon the Millennium Development Goals, providing measurable targets for governments and donors alike.

    In 2005, over one hundred donors and developing countries signed the Declaration on Aid Effectiveness at the High-Level Forum in Paris. In doing so they agreed for the first time to measure their success at making aid more efficient with a set of indicators and targets. This moved the aid effectiveness agenda beyond the general consensus reached in the Rome Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2003 to what is now a practical blueprint for donors and developing countries to enhance aid effectiveness and monitor each other’s progress, therefore improving mutual accountability.

    The Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) which took place in Busan, Korea from 29 November to 1 December 2011 aimed both to evaluate progress already made towards achieving more effective aid, and to define an aid agenda for the future. After a lengthy and highly participatory negotiation process, the HLF4 concluded with the endorsement of the “Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation” by over 160 countries including Rwanda and around 50 other organizations through which a new global aid partnership was forged.

    During this meeting The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation was established to ensure that development co-operation has the maximum possible impact on development results.


    Related documents 

    -         Mexico  First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

    -         Busan partnership for effective development cooperation

    -         IATI Statement (AHLF3)

    -         Accra Agenda for action

    -         Paris Declaration

    -         Paris Declaration FR

    -         Rome Declaration

    -         Rome Declaration FR


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