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
Strengthened, sustainable capacity of National Institute for Statistics of Rwanda and National Statistical System to meet immediate and future data needs
Project facilitation costs covering planning, implementation and resources as part of ODA projects in Rwanda
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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
Enable inclusive private sector growth through effective government to business (G2B) services and competition, and improved sector specific competitiveness. This will lead to greater transparency, predictability and certainty of Rwanda’s investment climate, increased export revenues, job creation, and improved livelihoods.