Rwanda—Public Sector Reform Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

Client: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Duration: 2021-2025

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Rwanda

Solutions: Governance

The Rwanda Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) is a component of the Strengthening Public Financial Management and Revenue Collection (SPARC) program, which aims to support the Government of Rwanda on a range of priorities across the public sector policy-making agenda.

The TAF will support the government in delivering the National Strategy for Transformation through the provision of short and long-term technical expertise to strengthen the quality and inclusivity of the policy-making process as critical to achieving a more effective policy response to complex development problems. The project will work with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Government of Rwanda to:

(i) Identify politically savvy technical assistance opportunities and scope their chances of successful implementation. (ii) Manage and deliver high-quality technical assistance via short-term assignments or longer-term embedded advisory support. (iii) Monitor delivery and evaluate the impact of the technical assistance.

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Sample Activities

  • Support an improved enabling environment for private sector-led growth through advisory support to the Ministry of Trade and Industry on feedback mechanism and evidence-based problem-solving.
  • Promote more effective citizen and business participation in local government policy-making through support to the Joint Action Development Forum and the Rwanda Governance Board.
  • Promote stronger public sector accountability through reform of the Imihigo system to ensure local communities have a greater role in transparent decision-making, shifting focus towards outcome targets and improvements to the system of change.
  • Support integration of gender equality into the Imihigo planning, budgeting, and evaluation systems through advisory support to the Gender Monitoring Office.
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