Improved learning outcomes and more equitable access to primary and secondary education for boys and girls in Rwanda
To increase the coverage of social protection and to strengthen social protection systems for the poorest by providing financial aid to the Rwanda Local Development Support Fund (RLDSF) and technical assistance to RLDSF and the Ministry of Local Government. This will benefit an additional 55,000 poor households (approximately 217,680 individuals) each year with social cash transfers, helping them to meet their basic needs and to better manage risks.
To sustainably increase the agricultural productivity of poor farmers by transforming Rwandan agriculture from a subsistence-based to a more commercial-based sector that accelerates agricultural growth. This will help address challenges that may limit agriculture productivity, reduce the rate at which poverty is falling, increase inequality and hamper improvements in food security and malnutrition. The programme will result in increased agricultural productivity, food security and incomes of poor households and contributes towards the MDG’s by helping to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and; promoting gender equality and empowering women.
DFID will pursue actions globally to improve land rights protection to: help ensure women and men enjoy legally recognised, secure property and tenure rights. To Improve information and knowledgeto facilitate the provision of clear, transparent land related information and knowledge, enabling rights to be identified, understood and protected. To improve private sector investment through the development and rollout of a standardized investment risk assessment methodology and implementation of best practice in land governance.
The UK will provide up to £32m (2017 – 2023) to support TMEA's Strategy 2 (S2), which aims to remove trade-related barriers to inclusive growth in Rwanda and the East African Community (EAC). Rwanda is one of the most expensive and time consuming trade destinations in the world, suffering from high transport costs, inefficient logistics services and poor infrastructure. While TMEA S1 made good progress in reducing these barriers, continued support in S2 is needed to translate the transport time savings to date into sustained cost reductions and growth benefits for Rwandans. S2 will: i) tackle hard and soft barriers to trade (e.g. improving transport infrastructure and export standards); and ii) enhance Rwanda's trade competitiveness (e.g. improving capacity of Rwandan exporters and increasing the efficiency of logistics services). Expected results by 2023 include: (i) 0.3% GDP growth above trend; (ii) 300,000 jobs; US$90m net welfare gain for producers and consumers in Rwanda.
To improve investment, rural growth and secure women’s rights by providing financial support to the Rwanda government to issue registered title to every landholder, and establish systems for maintenance of those titles. This will benefit 80% of private landowners and see 10.3 million plots of land demarcated and digitised (5.8 million attributable to DFID), 8.4 million leases prepared (4.7 million attributable to DFID) of which 8 million is distributed to land owners by June 2015 (4.5 million attributed to DFID); 30 Districts Land Bureaux will also be refurbished and equipped (17 attributable to DFID) with all District Land Officers trained in Land Administration (17 attributable to DFID). Formal land transactions are expected to increase to 3% of registered titles (250,000 per annum, 140,000 attributable to DFID) and fees collected per annum (estimated ~£5m) by June 2015. This contributes towards our corporate target to help secure rights to land and property for over 6 million people
To improve climate adaptation and low carbon development by providing finance to the Rwanda Fund for Climate Change and Environment from the UK International Climate Fund. This will benefit 15 000 people to cope better with climate change impacts, 2000 people gain access to clean energy especially in rural areas, protect 1200 hectares of land against soil erosion, create 2000 green jobs as well as mobilise £8 million of additional finance from the private sector by July 2015. This contributes towards the MDG on environmental sustainability and ensuring an effective response to the impacts of climate change, thus securing current and future development gains as well as protection of the livelihoods of the poorest people.
To improve Local Government Public Financial Management, audit and domestic revenue generation in Rwanda. Stronger public financial management will directly support poverty reduction by increasing economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the use of public resources. Increased domestic revenue collection will reduce Rwanda's dependence on aid and will support sustainable growth.
Provision of emergency humanitarian assistance to Burundian refugees in Rwanda.Health and nutrition status of the refugee population is improved, and there is an improved protective environment for vulnerable groups and youth in Mahama camp.
Strengthened, sustainable capacity of National Institute for Statistics of Rwanda and National Statistical System to meet immediate and future data needs