Gareth Williams led a consultant team researching and writing a report on the Political Economy of the Agriculture Sector in Rwanda for the DFID funded mproving Market Systems in Agriculture for Rwanda (IMSAR) project. This took place at the beginning of the IMSAR programme to help it to better understand the power relations shaping the sector and market systems. The report made recommendations to IMSAR on developing a strategy that is effective and politically feasible, setting realistic expectations about what can be achieved, and understanding and mitigating risks.
Gareth Williams was contracted by DFID Rwanda to prepare options for a new multi donor civil society support programme in Rwanda. This involved an assessment of the political and institutional context for civil society development in Rwanda and extensive consultations with civil society groups and donors.
Gareth Williams has been closely involved in the implementation of the Rwanda Multidonor Civil Society Support Programme, Ikiraro cy'iterambere, a £10 million fund to support the development of civil society in Rwanda and constructive dialogue between civil society and the Government of Rwanda on policy and planning issues. The programme is being implemented by Palladium for a five year period.
Gareth Williams led a review of the monitoring framework for the Rwanda Joint Governance Assessment. This revisits earlier work in 2008 on the Joint Governance Assessment, which is a joint donor-government review of governance trends in the country.
Assessment of the Government of Rwanda’s commitment to the four Partnership Principles underpinning UK Budget Support
This report assesses the Government of Rwanda’s commitment to the four partnership principles that underpin DFID’s decision-making about budget support and wider programming. The four principles are: (1) poverty reduction and progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals; (2) human rights and international obligations; (3) public financial management and anti-corruption; and (4) strengthening domestic accountability. It has been prepared for DFID Rwanda as an internal document.
The Policy Practice has been selected to assist the Government of Rwanda and its development partners to undertake a joint assessment of governance. A team of international and Rwandan consultants has been mobilised, and will consult with a wide range of stakeholders over the period January to March 2008. The aims of the assessment are as follows:
This assignment was commissioned by NR International Limited as part of their DFID-funded Research into Use Programme (RIUP). The overall programme is designed to address the widespread concern that much agricultural research is not utilised effectively. Specifically the purpose of the Research Into Use (RIU) Programme is to: