UNDP Rwanda is currently involved in a number of projects under the Economic policy and management programme area. They include the following:
Support to the Implementation of NEPAD/APRM Programmes in Rwanda
Economic Management for poverty Reduction
Human Resource Development
Support to Cooperate Policies, UN and Donor Coordination
Support to the Implementation of The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Programmes in Rwanda Go to top of page
UNDP Rwanda supported the Government in 2004 in implementing the NEPAD / APRM programmes. Since then a three year support project that commenced early this year "2005" has been formulated. This NEPAD support project will aim at addressing the capacity gaps within the NEPAD/APRM country structures that may constrain effective implementation of NEPAD programmes in Rwanda.
The support project will have seven components namely: Management support (non-salary support); Institutional capacity building for the NEPAD secretariat; Communication and Advocacy programme; Implementation of NEPAD programmes; APR Process and country self-assessment; Resources mobilisation; and National coordination.
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Economic Management for poverty Reduction Go to top of page
The 2002-2006 United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2002 - 2006 (UNDAF) identifies, as one of its principal goals, enhanced capacity for macro-economic management for economic development and poverty reduction in Rwanda - as provided in the government's Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRSP) and the "Vision 2020" policy, UNDP's aim is to help the government harmonize national economic policies and resource mobilisation strategies with poverty reduction strategies and development plans, while also enhancing macro-economic and aid management capacity.
The core engagement is to promote pro-poor macro-economic policies that back the PRSP implementation and the overall framework of national poverty reduction. It is met by also providing upstream support in policy formulation and implementation for poverty reduction, including modelling and public debt management.
Other activities for UNDP include collaborating with the Office of the President on Enterprise Development Funds and finalisation and dissemination of the vision 2020 for Rwanda.
Human Resource Development Go to top of page
In the area of Human Resource development, UNDP Rwanda is invloved in Capacity Building and in particular Institutional Strengthening through expatriate Rwandans abroad (TOCKTEN). UNDP target this year is to field atleast 10 missions for Rwandans abroad, this will in turn attract these citizens to come back and work in Rwanda in the long run thus building capacity.
For the success of the TOCKTEN project, UNDP is in partnership with IOM and UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees).
Support to Cooperate Policies, UN and donor coordination Go to top of page
In support to coorperate policies, UNDP is actively involved in assisting the government organise Investment competition policies for both public and private sector. In order to achieve this, UNDP is closely working with Ministry of State in charge of Investment and RIPA on the development of these policies.
On the UN and Donor Coordination, UNDP is developing and updating various reports including; the National Human Development Report for Rwanda 1999 (NHDR), Millenium Development Goals Report for Rwanda (MDGR) and CCA - UNDAF (Common Country Assessment - United Nations Development Assistance Framework). UNDP is also facilitating Aid Coordination Donor harmonisation in Rwanda.