KIBUYE — UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign affairs has spearheaded a campaign against poor submission of reports to donors.
In a workshop early this week, at Morriah hill resort, officials noted that lack of reports affected the flow of aid in the country.
According to Etienne Nterabigwi, a legal advisor from the Ministry of Foreign affairs, they resolved to form a body consisting of members from various Ministries and NGOs, that would track cases where reports have not been made, ensure timely reporting and follow up feedback.
Nterabigwi attributed poor reporting to lack of experience, expertise and inadequate resources for data collection within the various government Ministries.
The three-day workshop aimed at teaching participants about the importance of reporting, proper methods of making reports and how to extract feedback from donors after presenting reports.
“Reports help evaluate your work as well as know your target plans, good reports can earn you more attention from different richer countries hence development,” Musa Gassama, acting director of International Service for Human Rights in Geneva explained.
Gassama highlighted numerous aspects where Rwanda would have gotten maximum help had reports been compiled.
“There are many nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) that are dying to eliminate female discrimination and suppression but where are those reports of what we have and what we lack?” he asked.
They underlined the results of effective reporting that include helping the country develop better plans and strategies to promote human rights and to fulfill Rwanda’s obligations at the international level.
Participants appealed to the government to facilitate the formulation of reports of neglected aspects.