Governance survey to cost Rwf 93m

A governance survey on perceptions of Rwandans to some government policies is expected to kick-off this month costing close to Rwf 93 million. The survey will gauge the population’s perception on three key areas; equitable justice, government effectiveness; investment climate and corporate governance.
Rwanda Government Advisory Council (GAC) Executive Secretary, Anastase Shyaka, stresses a point during the meeting. (Photo J Mbanda).
Rwanda Government Advisory Council (GAC) Executive Secretary, Anastase Shyaka, stresses a point during the meeting. (Photo J Mbanda).

A governance survey on perceptions of Rwandans to some government policies is expected to kick-off this month costing close to Rwf 93 million.

The survey will gauge the population’s perception on three key areas; equitable justice, government effectiveness; investment climate and corporate governance.

The Executive Secretary of Rwanda Governance Advisory Council (GAC), Prof. Anastase Shyaka made the revelation while officiating at a one-day validation meeting aimed at gathering ideas to come up with final research methodologies and questionnaires to be used in data collection.

“The resources needed to conduct this exercise are not yet 100% available or committed. The contributions are from the Ministry of Finance, UNDP, DfID and SIDA,” said Shyaka. 

“Good governance underpins sustainable economic development. Governance and democracy are closely linked with a set of essential rights, liberties, and opportunities.”

UNDP Country Director, Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah said
“For good governance to endure, these rights, freedoms, and opportunities must exist”.

He added that the assessment is a shared mechanism subscribed to by the Rwanda and its development partners with the aim of establishing a common understanding of governance problems and priorities.

“This initiative reflects a desire on the part of all partners to improve the ways in which governance issues are assessed and discussed, elaborate on the status of governance using appropriate indicators to set a stage for future monitoring aimed at improving governance,” said Boamah.

He congratulated Rwanda and the development partners for their leadership role in supporting this initiative, which, he said, provides the basis for identifying areas that need greater attention.

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