On Friday 08th October 2021, the Rwanda Governance Board will publish the Rwanda Governance Scorecard (RGS) 8th Edition. The event shall take place at Kigali Serena Hotel and will be attended by representatives of government institutions, private sector, civil society, research and higher learning institutions as well as development partners’ agencies.
The Rwanda Governance Scorecard is a national index published every year to consistently assess the state of governance in Rwanda. It is built on eight pillars namely; Rule of Law, Political Rights and Civil Liberties, Participation and Inclusiveness, Safety and Security, Investing in Human and Social Development, Quality of Service Delivery, Economic and Corporate Governance, as well as Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability.
The RGS is a crucial tool that tracks the Country’s performance in relation to her national, regional and global governance commitments. This index places global governance standards and home-grown approaches at the centre of its method which makes it uniquely relevant to both the international and national contexts.
In the previous RGS edition, the pillar of Security ranked the first with a score of 95.44% while the pillar of Investing in human and social development ranked the least with 73.32%.
Particularly, RGS 8th Edition reflects the implication of COVID-19 effects on the performance of some sectors as the research used data of the year 2020 when Rwanda, like the rest of the world, was grappling with the pandemic.
The objectives of RGS are to generate credible and reliable data on governance, and serve as an evidence-based source to inform policy, decision making and implementation as well as contribute to current scientific and contextualised knowledge about economic, social and political governance in Rwanda.