Rwanda - The Support to Policy and Strategy Development Project (SPSD)

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Sep 2009
Signature Date 14 Dec 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 1,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Support for Policy and Strategy Development Project (SPSD) is part of the overall context of the support for Rwanda’s efforts to improve economic performance and competitiveness. It's programmed in the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Rwanda covering the period 2008-2011. This project is conceived as an autonomous institutional support intervention aimed at strengthening the country's strategic leadership capacity and developing a robust framework for sound policy development. This support should leverage key initiatives deriving from the National Leadership Retreat and Presidential Advisory Council, with a view to catalyzing strategic actions to enhance competitiveness. It should also support capacity building for policy analysis and oversight at the Strategic Policy Unit (SPU) level, the Presidential Office and Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), an independent research institution. The project comprises three (03) components, namely: (i) support to strategy and Policy Unit; (ii) support to Institute of Policy Analysis and Research; as well as (iii) project coordination.

Project Objectives

The development objective is to contribute to improved competitiveness through an efficient and effective public sector while the specific objective of the project is to improve strategic leadership capability in Rwanda.


The primary beneficiaries of the project are the senior policy makers and professional staff of the Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU) and the Institute for Policy Analysis of Rwanda (IPAR). Investors should also benefit from transparent and well coordinated government policies and good governance practices.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Public Sector Capacity Building Secretariat (PSCBS)


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-KF0-004
Last Update 05 Dec 2020


Contact Details

Name BASSOLE Leandre

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda