|Overview : |
Since late 1990s, Rwanda’s aid portfolio has evolved rapidly from one characterized by large volumes of humanitarian and relief aid channeled through multilateral and non-government organizations, to one characterized by a growing volume of ODA channeled to and through government in support of Rwanda’s national poverty reduction strategy (PRSP and the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy). The volume of ODA to Rwanda has also seen a constant increase since early 2000.
The official Development Assistance (ODA), in Rwanda from the year 1994 greatly contributed a lot and has been catalytic in supporting national efforts on national development and poverty reduction. Currently ODA in Rwanda supplements the domestic resources in an effort to support national priorities as defined in Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS).
Effectiveness of development cooperation in support of national priorities is of critical importance to the Government of Rwanda and its Development Partners. Since early 2000, Government has taken a strong lead in promoting effective use of aid along the lines of the broad parameters enshrined in international agreements, including the Rome Declaration on Aid Coordination, Harmonization and Alignment, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the Accra Agenda for Actions and recently the Busan agreement. Within this context, aid information and analysis has been one of the priorities in enhancing the effective aid management process.
The Development Partnership has been strengthened over the years, and an evolution of partnership and development cooperation provided to Rwanda has been strengthened. The Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) launched in Sept 2013 is a launch into the home strait of our Vision 2020. Enhancing quality and effectiveness of aid continues to be of significant importance to Rwanda’s development agenda.
The annual ODA report aims to highlight the overall picture of ODA received by Rwanda in a Fiscal Year, with the views to inform the national efforts to enhance the effective use of ODA and appropriate decisions concerning aid allocation in support of the national priorities articulated in the EDPRS. The report also highlights key areas of progress and further consideration for improvements concerning the national aid effectiveness agenda.
The ODA report aims also in guiding Rwanda’s efforts on effective mobilization and management of external resources. Rwanda’s Aid Policy, finalized in 2006, provides overarching guidance on how aid to Rwanda should be provided and managed. Subsequently, the Aid Policy Manual of Procedure was also developed to further clarify key roles and responsibilities of effective aid management with refined aid management procedures in line with principles agreed in the Aid Policy. The Development Assistance Database (DAD) launched in March 2006 has supported the Government’s and Development Partners’ efforts of harmonization, alignment, and coordination.
The External Finance Unit (EFU) within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning is the Government entry point for the oversight and management of external Aid. Created in 2005, it serves as the main interface between government and donors on all issues of external support, and is responsible for coordinating aid to Rwanda so that it best supports the GORs economic and social priorities. Principally, EFU plays a leading role in donors’ strategic cooperation framework process, mobilization of external resources, managing development partnership, appraisal of financing agreements/projects agreements, assessing quality and effectiveness of aid, as well as overall country cooperation portfolio review.
Despite the fact that ODA to Rwanda has increased considerably since 2006, realization of the Vision 2020 requires considerable resources, which are not met by current domestic resources as well as external resource flows. Within this context, Rwanda’s ODA report can provide some guidance for aid effectiveness and allocation efforts of the Government of Rwanda. The ODA report will clearly show the quality of Development Assistance provided to Rwanda. The report should also indicate the trends in financing the social sectors particularly health, education and social protection among others.
This consultancy will be financed by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning under the project “Support to Effectiveness of Development Cooperation in Rwanda”.
Objective of the assignment
The overall objective of this assignment is to draft and finalize Rwanda’s ODA report for FY 2015-2016. Specifically, the Consultant is expected to show clearly the overall picture of the ODA received by the government of Rwanda in FY 2015/2016, in an attempt to inform the government of Rwanda efforts in ensuring aid effectiveness for sustainable development. The report also aims indicating the use of the ODA received effectively and the appropriate decisions concerning the allocation of aid that should be made in the support of national priorities highlighted in the EDPRS. ODA report also identifies key areas of progress and further considerations concerning the improvements of the national aid effectiveness agenda and implementation of Rwanda Aid policy.
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