All publications of Dr Rusibana claude . Kicukiro , Rwanda
After the Genocide against Tutsi of 1994, following the atrocities, the Government of Rwanda, focused more on providing urgently needed services to community, while long term development programme and strategies took backseat. In 2000, however, H.E Paul Kagame, The President of the Republic of Rwanda, set the country on an agenda of a rapid development that aimed at transforming lives of citizens, reduce poverty, improve governance and promote economic growth and development.
Since 2000, Rwanda adopted strategic vision 2020 for poverty reduction and economic development strategies to reduce the succession of poverty. Necessary policies and strategies were put in place and tools were designed to fast track the implementation. Among different policy established by the Government of Rwanda was Imihigo. Imihigo concept was designed and implemented since 2006 as contract and commitments to achieve particular targets in the District that impact the well being and economic transformation of the citizens. During the signing of the Imihigo, the Mayor commits to such activities as construction of health centers and roads, provision of electricity to local people, safer and clean water and infrastructure development and quality education. Today Imihigo has become an accountability forum where Mayors held accountable to the public in terms of service delivery, economic transformation, social transformation and transformational governance of the citizens. Thus, Imihigo is a yardstick for good governance. Due to the fact that the Imihigo speeds up development of the citizens, it is in vain important to assess the impact of signed Imihigo on the citizen’s transformation lives of all. The impact assessment so entitled “IMIHIGO IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT” aimed at assessing the whether the Imihigo of the Kicukiro District in the recent 3 years transformed the lives of the citizens and are sustainable for prosperity. The impact assessment targeted citizens in Kicukiro District who participated in the planning or not of the Imihigo and direct and indirect beneficiaries. The findings revealed that Imihigo are positively and significantly impacting the citizens of Kicukuro District at 87.9 percent. The extent of the impact was determined by the R-squared coefficient using the model of multiple regression.
"IMIHIGO TOWARDS FREE POVERY RWANDA"
Dr. RUSIBANA CLAUDE, PhD