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.
Strengthened civil society engagement on critical social cohesion, reconciliation and governance issues in Rwanda. DFID will provide funding and technical support to Rwandan civil society organisations to support the design and implementation of governance and reconciliation focused initiatives, and to support more effective engagement (influencing) with government on these issues.
To improve the effectiveness of programmes and interventions in support of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (EDPRS) by helping Government of Rwanda and Development Partners to address knowledge gaps. The facility will focus on core cross cutting themes that will underpin Rwanda’s equitable and inclusive growth and open governance agenda. This will result in an enhanced evidence based to inform key poverty reduction policies and programmes of the Government of Rwanda and Development Partners and it will lead to better poverty-oriented and more cost effective policies and programmes
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.
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.
Improved learning outcomes and more equitable access to primary and secondary education for boys and girls in Rwanda
IMSAR will commercialise agriculture through improving the way agricultural market systems function. It will identify market failures and provide the necessary agricultural expertise and finance required to help address them. This will benefit the poor as producers, employees and consumers,and small and medium size business, resulting in increased sales among farmers and enterprises, increase in the percentage of Rwandan agricultural produce that has value-added and an increase in export diversification. Given the strong link between income, income diversity, and the ability to adapt to the effects of climate change, IMSAR will help building poor households resilience to current and future climate threats through improving access to input and output markets, increasing opportunities to diversify their production, and increasing non-farm income sources as an alternative to agriculture. This will help decreasing their sensitivity to climate change and improving their adaptive capacity
To support a deeper and more inclusive financial sector that supports the livelihoods and well-being of low income people in Rwanda. This will be done by: (1)Supporting the capacity and systems development of financial service providers that serve the poor, with a specific focus on automating the operations of Rwanda’s Umurenge Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) and their connectivity to microfinancial institutions and commercial banks; (2) Supporting the flow of financial services to the agriculture sector; (3) Supporting the development of pensions for informal sector workers to promote long term savings; and (4) Supporting improved resilience to shocks whilst reducing the risks associated with productive investments through the utilisation of microinsurance. AFR targets to enhance livelihood opportunities for 1,670,000 poor women and men during the period 2016-2020.
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, providing them with skills and positive pathways for their future lives and through projects which strengthen English language teaching and learning and promote the development of arts and culture.
SDMR aims to improve the livelihoods of over 40,000 Rwandans involved in the artisanal and small scale mining industry. Moreover, it will tackle Rwanda’s growing trade deficit by increasing exports, help to attract much-needed private investment in the industry, and ultimately support Rwanda’s path to economic transformation by creating more, higher paid, safer jobs for poor Rwandans. The outcome of the programme will be an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ASM in target areas.This will contribute to the impact of an increased contribution of the mining sector to economic growth and improving livelihoods among ASM communities. Specifically, reforming the enabling environment will deliver:
The project supports job creation and increased incomes by working with smallholder farmers to develop greenfield tea. The Wood Foundation Africa (TWFA) will set up and run two Services Companies supporting approximately 12,000 smallholder tea farmers over 7,500 hectares. Farmers will be supported to produce tea for the first time, employing best farming practices, including understanding and managing climate risk and variability.The Services Company will be co-owned by the farmers. This will lead to improved incomes and livelihoods (in particular nutrition and education) for the farmers and their families. Unilever and Luxmi will build a factory which will heavily rely on the tea supplied by the smallholder farmers with support from The Wood Foundation Africa.
To provide humanitarian assistance to Burundi over 2017, 2018 and 2019 through projects with UN and INGOs.
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.
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Rwanda which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Supporting Human Rights, Democracy and the Rules based International System in Rwanda which helps build prosperous and democratic countries, tackles the drivers of instability and insecurity, and addresses global challenges
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.
To support safe, healthy, educated and empowered transition from adolescence to adulthood, the programme will enable 200,000 11-year old adolescent girls and boys achieve their full potential by transferring knowledge, skills and confidence, strengthening social, economic and health assets using a curriculum which covers basic health, nutrition and hygiene behaviours, sexual health and family planning, puberty, gender and violence, economic opportunities and savings. This will have long-term impact of reducing the number of adolescent girls who become mothers; improved educational outcomes; lower rates of gender based violence/violence against children; increased financial literacy; enhanced knowledge and understanding of nutrition; income-earning and savings. Additionally, to contribute to global evidence on adolescence development, the programme will work in partnership with centrally-managed Gender and Adolescence Global Evidence programme that will assess its impact over 8 years.
To Improve developmental potential of young children, cognitive development and increased readiness to learn for children under 3 years old
Assistance in line with UK objectives on diplomatic activity in Rwanda which helps deliver FCO priority outcomes linked to strengthening peace, security and governance, building resilience to external stresses, and/or promoting global prosperity
The programme will sustainably increase agricultural productivity and benefit poor farming households, through greater commercialisation of Rwandan agriculture. This will lead to an enhanced contribution of agriculture to economic growth, food security and poverty reduction