The Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), on Friday October 8, will publish the Rwanda Governance Scorecard (RGS) 8th edition, which will reflect, among other things, on the implication of the effects of Covid-19 on the performance of certain sectors.
The RGS is a national index published each year to consistently assess the state of governance in Rwanda.
It monitors the country’s performance against its national, regional and global governance commitments, examining the main pillars of governance in the country which are: rule of law, political rights and civil liberties, participation and inclusion, safety and security, investment in human and social development, quality of service delivery, economic and corporate governance, as well as the fight against corruption, transparency and accountability.
According to RGB, the objectives of the RGS are to generate credible and reliable data on governance and to serve as a source of evidence to inform policy, decision-making and implementation, as well as to contribute to current scientific and contextualized knowledge on economic, social and political issues. governance in Rwanda.
“This index places global governance standards and local approaches at the center of its method, which makes it particularly relevant for international and national contexts,” reads a statement from RGB.
In the previous edition of the RGS, the security pillar ranked first with a score of 95.44 percent while the investment in human and social development pillar ranked lowest with 73.32 percent.
The safety and security pillar measures the extent to which safety and security are ensured, including the security of people and property, reconciliation, social cohesion and national unity, as well as how the national security is preserved.
Among other things, the citizen participation indicator obtained a score of 82.53% in 2020, against 72.68% in the previous edition, while the performance of local governments obtained a score of 81.31% against 70.70% in the previous edition.
Investment in human and social development was the worst performing pillar in 2020 with a score of 73.32%.
This year’s event will take place at the Kigali Serena Hotel and will bring together representatives from government institutions, the private sector, civil society, research and higher education institutions as well as partner agencies in the development.