Studies in Reconstruction and Capacity Building in Post-conflict Countries in Africa: Some Lessons of Experience from Rwanda

"The Report is thematically organized. It starts with a theoretical presentation that informs the explanation of the nature of conflicts and their costs in the African settings. A short historical background of the Rwandan political economy follows this discussion. This is followed by a presentation on the root causes of the conflict and their cost in the African settings. A short historical background of Rwandan political economy follows this discussion; we look at the root causes of the conflict, as well as the impact and limitations of external intervention for conflict mitigation, reconstruction and capacity building. Finally, several lessons from experience and best practices are discussed in lieu of the conclusion."