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Security maintains the lead in the current Rwanda Governance Scorecard

Highlights of the findings of Rwanda Governance Scorecard 8th Edition has showed that Security maintained the lead with 95.47% while the pillar of Economic and Corporate governance ranked the last with 74.65%.

The findings were announced on Friday, 8th October 2021 in the presence of members of diplomatic Corps, International organizations, representatives of Government institutions, private sector, Civil society; Academia and Media.

The most improved pillar is Quality of Service Delivery with an increase of 3.55%. Economic and Corporate Governance is the least performing pillar at 74.65%

RGS 8th Edition shows that 6 pillars out of 8 scored above 80%. Safety and Security leads with 95.47%.

In RGS 8th Edition, the Pillar of Quality of Service Delivery has for the first time scored above 80% Since the inception of RGS in 2010. The improvement in this pillars is a result of the use of ICT in service delivery which improved by +5.07% .

In his remarks, the One UN Resident Representative in Rwanda Dr Fode Ndiaye commends the Rwanda Governance Board for keeping the regularity to produce this index in spite of the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic

He said that “By including citizens’ perception, the RGS does not only consider expectations and analysis of governance trends, but also it makes people at the center of the assessment, thus, representing the views of experts and citizens,”

Dr. Fode added that the impact of RGS as a national assessment tool transcends the national level to play an important role in the context of renewed multilateralism and the UN decade of action to speed up the implementation of the shared commitment for sustainable development.

He also stressed that #Rwanda should be commended for producing Rwanda Governance Scorecard, saying that it is the most comprehensive national index on the African continent that consistently assesses the state of governance in the country.

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