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– From devastation to services-first transformation
Kasim Ggombe, Richard Newfarmer - Oxford University Press, 2018
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– Evidence from establishment and household enterprise data
Ggombe Kasim Munyegera, Akampumuza Precious - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Rwanda is one of the countries with the best strategies for women empowerment and gender equality in Africa and globally. Nonetheless, some inequalities exist especially in education attainment. This study investigates the gender gaps in business performance using nationally representative...

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– Evidence from host communities in Rwanda
Özge Bilgili, Sonja Fransen, Craig Loschmann, Melissa Siegel - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies to what extent and in what ways access to educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or around their community. Taking the case of Congolese refugees in Rwanda and relying on household survey data collected...

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Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H Leslie - , 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

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Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H. Leslie - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To analyse factors affecting variations in the observed quality of antenatal and sick-child care in primary-care facilities in seven African countries. Methods: We pooled nationally representative data from service provision assessment surveys of health facilities in Kenya, Malawi,...

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Lisa M. Knowlton, Paulin Banguti, Smita Chackungal, Traychit Chanthasiri, Tiffany E Chao, Bernice Dahn, Milliard Derbew, Debashish Dhar, Micaela M. Esquivel, Faye Evans, Simon Hendel, Drake G LeBrun, Michelle Notrica, Iracema Saavedra-Pozo, Ross Shockley, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Boualy Vannavong, Kelly A McQueen, David A. Spain, Thomas G. Weiser - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Methods: In 2010–2014, we used a situational analysis tool to collect data at district and regional hospitals in Bangladesh (n = 14), the Plurinational State of Bolivia (n = 18), Ethiopia (n = 19), Guatemala (n = 20), the Lao People...

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– From devastation to services-first transformation
Kasim Ggombe, Richard Newfarmer - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Since civil war and genocide left the country in ruins, Rwanda has undergone a remarkable transformation. Growth rates since 1995 have averaged 8 per cent annually, poverty rates have fallen, maternal and child health have improved, and infrastructure and public institutions have been rebuilt...

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– A comparative analysis of Burundi and Rwanda
Andrea Guariso, Bert Ingelaere, Marijke Verpoorten - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the impact of electoral gender quotas in post-war Burundi and Rwanda on women’s political representation. First, we look at descriptive representation by studying the number of female representatives and the prestige of their positions in the legislative and executive branches...

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John Spray, Sebastian Wolf - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We use unique high-frequency Government of Uganda and Government of Rwanda tax administration datasets to map the characteristics of ‘industries without smokestacks’ in East Africa. First, we find firm size appears to be crucial for successful industries without smokestacks in...

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– Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme
Tom Lavers - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the political economy of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme, concluding that strong government commitment to the programme has been shaped by the specific characteristics of the political settlement that was established around 2000.For the Rwandan government, the...

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Andy McKay, Marijke Verpoorten - Oxford University Press, 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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– Opportunities and challenges in Rwanda’s Girinka programme
Chika Ezeanya, Abel Kennedy - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The disappearance of Rwanda’ forests and attendant change in climatic conditions prompted the government to explore clean energy alternatives such as biogas. Unlike at any other time in Rwanda’s history, more and more Rwandans in rural areas are becoming owners of cattle because of...

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Andy McKay - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the evolution of consumption poverty in Rwanda between 2001/1 and 2010/11, using three comparable good quality household surveys analysed along with detailed price data. Rwanda achieved impressive growth over this period.The first half of the 2000s was associated with slow...

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– A synthetic control approach
Kaisa Alavuotunki - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

I examine impacts of general budget support in 12 countries using the synthetic control approach. First, I analyse changes in government expenditures on health before and after the introduction of budget support. Second, I look at neonatal mortality (a presumed proxy for improvements in health...

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Devon E. A. Curtis - Third World Quarterly, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile States

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– Rwanda’s Ubudehe Approach in Perspective
Chika Ezeanya - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Survey-based tools for determining inequality in Africa south of the Sahara have been critiqued for being too expensive, and oftentimes unsuitable to the realities of the region. The need for a reliable alternative for determining wealth distribution, from which data can be generated for policy...

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