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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.
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
TradeMark East Africa aimed at reducing the costs of trade by addressing and eliminating the substantial non-tariff barriers and other market failures that affect Rwanda’s trade with the world, which will ultimately support inclusive and sustainable growth in order to achieve a greater Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness 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.
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.
The project purpose is to support job creation and increase incomes by working with smallholder farmers to develop greenfield tea. The Wood Foundation Africa (TWFA) will set up and run a Services Company supporting approximately 6,000 smallholder tea farmers over 3,400 hectares. These farmers will be supported to produce tea for the first time, employing best farming practices. 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 will build a factory and develop a core estate of approximately 817 hectares. The factory will be supplied by the core estate and the smallholder farmers supported by The Wood Foundation Africa
Strengthened, sustainable capacity of National Institute for Statistics of Rwanda and National Statistical System to meet immediate and future data needs
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.