The Government of Rwanda and the United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (DFID) today signed a Development Partnership Agreement for 2 years with £64 million (approx. Frw 69 billion) for the Fiscal Year 2017/18 and an indicative of £62 million (approx. Frw 67 billion) for the Fiscal Year 2018/19.
This Development Partnership Agreement (DPA) reaffirms the long term development partnership and sets out the shared and individual commitments made by the two Governments and provides a transparent framework for accountability between the two Governments and its people.
•The reduction of poverty and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals;
•Good governance, respect for human rights and international obligations;
•The promotion of peace and stability in the Great Lakes region, and across other regions in Africa;
•Working together to strengthen financial management, accountability and transparency and to fight corruption;
•Promoting value for money in our initiatives and programmes;
•Demonstrating development outcomes, with policies based on evidence;
•Ensuring more inclusive development, and ensuring that the poor, marginalised and vulnerable, including women and girls, are not left behind;
•Advancing the aid effectiveness agenda (as reflected in the Paris Declaration and High-Level Forum commitments in Accra and Busan) in support of Rwanda’s second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2) and successive development strategies and in line with Rwanda’s Division of Labour;
•Cooperating to enhance Rwanda’s trading links and participation in the East African Community and the global economy, and expanding trade and investment between Rwanda and the UK.