Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2008 - 2012
"The EDPRS is set out as follows. Chapter 2 provides a summary of what Rwanda has achieved to date in terms of recent growth performance, poverty reduction, human development and governance reform. It identifies the major challenges to be faced in the next five years and draws lessons from the PRSP for the EDPRS. Chapter 3 offers a vision of where Rwanda could be in 2012. This provides a sense of direction for the EDPRS, while ensuring that the vision is anchored to reality via a set of detailed sectoral targets which have been carefully costed. Chapter 4 explains the role of the flagship programmes as a means to prioritise actions by the GoR, mobilise resources for development and improve policy implementation through more coordinated interventions across sectors. This is followed by a detailed description of the sectoral and cross-cutting actions required to reach the EDPRS targets. Chapter 5 addresses the challenges of implementing the strategy. It argues that the risks of implementation failure can be reduced by providing incentives to execute policy and by relaxing the constraints which prevent policies from being carried out. Concrete proposals are made for how this could be done. Chapter 6 answers two questions: how much will the EDPRS cost, and how will it be financed? The answers are derived from a macroeconomic programming exercise. Chapter 7 discusses how the EDPRS might be monitored and evaluated. An indicator system of four linked matrices is proposed which can be used by domestic stakeholders to monitor national development(EDPRS), by external stakeholders to exercise accountability for grants and loans (Performance Assessment and Policy Matrix), and to a limited extent, by sector specialists to track performance over a rolling three year budget period (Medium Term Expenditure Framework). This framework is flexible and can be shaped to accommodate reporting requirements to both domestic and international stakeholders."