The Inspirer Staff.
On Wednesday 3rd October 2018, Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) is set to publish the Rwanda Governance Scorecard (RGS) 5th Edition. The event scheduled at Kigali Serena Hotel will bring together government officials, development partners, members of the academia, broader civil society, private sector and the media fraternity.
RGS is an annual publication of RGB that seeks to gauge the state of governance in Rwanda. It was created to offer a research-based policy tool to accurately capture the status and trends of the most important aspects of governance in the country and has become a national governance index that informs the policy-making process. The previous edition was published in 2017.
RGS 5th edition is composed of 8 pillars, 37 indicators as well as 157 variables. The measured pillars are: (1) rule of law, (2) political rights and civil liberties, (3) participation and inclusiveness, (4) safety and security, (5) investing in human and social capital, (6) control of corruption, transparency and accountability, (7) quality of service delivery, (8) economic and corporate governance.
“This year’s RGS edition coincides with the adoption of the Government of Rwanda’s National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) for the coming 7 years (2017-2024). At this juncture, it is worth noting that the key policy recommendations of the RGS 4th edition were integrated into the NST1. Such inclusion shows how RGS tackles the real issues and how the Government of Rwanda is so keen on evidence-based policymaking.” said Prof.Shyaka, the CEO of RGB.
As underscored by experts reviewers, RGS has become a tool for knowledge and information sharing on Rwanda’s social, political and economic progress, at the continental and international arena.
“The Rwanda Governance Scorecard represents an innovative mechanism for sustainable governance reforms (…) at national level as best practice that African Union and APRM (African Peer Review Mechanism) should promote across the African Continent.” Said Prof. Khabele MATLOSA, Director of political Affairs, African Union Commission
According to Dr. Josephine AJEMA ODERA, the former Regional Program Director of UNWOMEN, Central Africa: “The RGS is a fascinating tool of assessing issues in one of the most critical elements of development. It combines the foundations of good governance, transparency and accountability by scientifically analyzing and presenting data.”
In RGS 4th edition, safety and security came on top with 92.62% while quality service delivery ranked least with 72.93%.
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