Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) must be strengthened to boost the country’s development efforts. Civil Society, the Private sector Government must foster mutually sustainable ties aimed at achieving the county’s millennium development goals.
These were some of the issues discussed at a recent meeting between the Rwanda government and her development partners.
The Development Partners reaffirmed their commitment towards supporting Rwanda’s developmental efforts and commended her for the progress made so far.
The co-relation between peace and progress was reiterated as it was noted that without political stability, the economy is adversely affected.
On behalf of the United Nations, the Resident Coordinator, Aurérien Agbénonci, also urged all development partners to send the necessary aid in time such that all development plans can be implemented on time especially in the agricultural sector which lifts Rwandan citizens out of poverty.
One of the ways to curb the soaring levels of poverty in the country is through the implementation of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), which covers different macro and micro economic sectors.
Once government implements all the new ideas that were outlined, it is expected that Rwanda’s economy will grow even faster and achievement of major economic strategies like the Economic Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) and vision 2020 will be a reality.
Food security and population growth were also outlined as major challenges to economic growth however, new ideas to revise the government population policy were discussed. These will help accelerate sustainable development.
Since 1995, Rwanda has organised several of these conferences to provide major stakeholders with an excellent opportunity to have a frank and productive discussion of the issues facing development in Rwanda.
The first of these was during the emergency period (1995-1999), where the main concern was the mobilization of financial resources for the country’s reconstruction and rehabilitation after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis.
Over the years, these conferences have helped development partners reflect on Rwanda’s progress in as far as attaining her development strategies is concerned.