Accelerating Integrated Policy Interventions to Promote Social Protection in Rwanda
The programme brief description
While Rwanda has made great strides in reducing poverty and malnutrition over the past two decades, there remain a number of challenges that need to be addressed. Namely, the capacity to deliver social protection services has gaps, and remains low compared to the needs of the population. This Joint Programme will aim to eliminate those gaps by working at the community level to support the most vulnerable households. The programme will ensure that the delivery of social protection to the poorest households is more effective. Specifically, the programme focuses on female-headed households, households with a large number of children, households exposed to climate-related shocks and households with disabled persons.
The Joint Programme will strengthen policy coordination and collaboration amongst different sectors contributing to integrated social protection. The programme will also contribute to unlocking additional funding for the social protection sector partly through support from DFID and the World Bank and partly through other funding opportunities including multi-lateral funding. Additionally, the most vulnerable households in five districts in Rwanda will benefit from a single-window approach with an innovative integrated case-management and proximity services referral model, improved access to social protection, basic social services and economic empowerment, while building their resilience to climatic shocks and improving their access to agriculture inputs and nutrition support.
Women, children, girls, youth, persons with disabilities, older persons.
UNICEF, WFP, FAO
Ministry of Local Government; Local Administrative Entities Development Agency