The Rwandan CSOs have been resilient and creative over the last decade: many organizations have managed to survive despite an unfortunate reduction in external funding and most of them have since renewed or established strong partnership with donors and government. They also have agreed to regroup under one plat-form in order to maximize synergy and to have a stronger voice in their effort to influence policy-making and sustainable development processes in the country.
The environment is fast-changing: the Rwandan Government has strengthened its political and economic stability-which constitutes a golden opportunity for the CSO to garner more influence and bring in improved contribution. The development partners, especially bilateral and multilateral agencies, are willing to work closely with both the government and the CSO in a bid to better coordinate interventions aimed at tackling poverty and enhancing good governance.
The recent and current performances of Rwandan Government are the result of a well-coordinated effort in policy reforms and other record-breaking policy initiatives in various sectors, notably the macro-economic management, the investment policy environment overhaul, the decentralization reform and the gender equality enhancing across the public service.