EDPRS DOCUMENTS: SUMMARY
The Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) to guide Rwanda’s medium-term development ambitions from 2008-2012 was adopted by the Government of Rwanda in September 2007. This second generation Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme (PRSP) is Rwanda’s strategy to boost economic growth and improve the wellbeing of all citizens. The EDPRS shows how all sectors can work together to achieve these targets and what achievements are expected from the actions and interventions of every Ministry, District and stakeholder.
The MININFRA policy is consistent with the EDPRS as the proposed programmes will progressively improve productivity and competitiveness, and ease the process of doing business in Rwanda through the development of infrastructure while contributing to raising the standard of living of the population.
Sector strategies have continued to evolve since the development of the EDPRS, and they must be harmonized within the EDPRS framework. The enhancement of planning and budgeting within the sectors also continues to progress in line with the EDPRS, and this should gradually be aligned with the development of the medium-term budgeting process.
As the EDPRS needs to be implemented in conjunction with strengthened plans across the board, it was agreed after consultation between MINECOFIN and stakeholders that strategies for all sectors be developed in order to achieve objectives, implementation and monitoring throughout the EDPRS period.
In addition to the policies and strategic plans that were developed for each sub-sector of MININFRA, other associated documents were developed in coherence with EDPRS: the Sector Logframe, a monitoring and evaluation tool; and a number of metadata indicator documents were developed as benchmarks for the progress of the implementation and monitoring of objectives.
Monitoring for the first year (2008) of the EDPRS implementation has shown that MININFRA is on track to achieve its targets.
From the EDPRS point of view, the progress against set indicators and their subsequent targets display the following data over the period 2008-2012.
Number of households and enterprises with access to electricity
MW of electricity installed
% of Classified National Road network in good condition
% of Classified District Road network in good condition
% of population with access to clean drinking water (within 500 meters in rural areas & 200 meters in urban areas)
% of population using hygienic sanitation facilities