The initial internal study conducted in 2008 showed that donors are not equitably distributed across EDPRS sectors with overcrowding some sectors while less attention pay to others.
The concept of the Division of Labour in Rwanda was first discussed in the Development Partners Retreat (DPR) in February 2010, which was followed up by bilateral consultation and negotiation between
MINECOFIN and individual donors.
The sector allocation of DPs (DoL), the outcomes of bilateral negotiation of DP sector engagement, was presented and endorsed at the DPCG meeting in July 2010. Since then most of new development cooperation frameworks/country assistance strategies were aligned to the agreed DoL sectors. The DoL principles called for more appropriate distribution of Development Partners’ support across sectors in line with the national priorities, more sizable support in any given sector, and support provided in a way that reduces transaction costs posed on the Government side.
The principle of maximum 3 sectors per DP and neutral impact on the DPs’ ODA volume further guided the Government and Development Partner’s negotiation and agreement of their development cooperation framework. Existing contract/ projects that have been run prior to the DoL agreement would run their course to complete the implementation/contract, even if these projects may be operational in sectors outside of the agreed DoL sector.
On September 12th, 2013, following EDPRS II elaboration, DOL was revised.