The United Nations System in Rwanda announces the signing of the second, five-year United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP II) 2018-2023

The Government of Rwanda and One UN Rwanda signed on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 the second United Nations Development Assistance Plan for Rwanda 2018-2023 (UNDAPII). The indicative budget for UNDAP II over the next five years is over US$630 Million.

Kigali, July 31, 2018 | The Government of Rwanda and One UN Rwanda signed on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 the second United Nations Development Assistance Plan for Rwanda 2018-2023 (UNDAPII). The indicative budget for UNDAP II over the next five years is over US$630 Million.

This amount will address both development programming and a robust humanitarian response.

The UNDAP is a United Nations Strategic Planning document that outlines the areas of UN support towards the National Development Agenda by the United Nations System in Rwanda.

The signing event was conducted via a signing ceremony during which the Government of Rwanda, represented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr. Fodé Ndiaye will sign the UNDAP document.

During the previous UNDAP the UN contributed both financial and technical support to key areas under the EDPRS 2 which include: Inclusive Economic Development which entails access to finance, access to agricultural exports and value chain, and decent jobs for youth, women and children; Human Capital Development under areas such as access to quality education, health and nutrition, and lastly, Accountable Governance (inclusive, transparent elections, capacity building for media and civil society) among other focus areas.

The second United Nations Development Assistance Plan 2018-2023 is informed by and responds to global and regional normative frameworks, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the African Union Agenda 2063, and the East African Community (EAC) Vision 2050.

Three overarching strategic priorities for the One UN contribution to the development agenda in Rwanda were identified during the UNDAP II preparation process. Each of the three is fully aligned with the national development priorities, as articulated in the National Strategy for Transformation 2017-2024 (NST1).

The three strategic priorities are: Economic transformation, Social transformation, and Transformational governance.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Nzaramba; [email protected]

Sam Ruburika; [email protected]