Ongoing Research Projects

IPAR-Rwanda in collaboration with the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK) is conducting a study on the “The Social Impact of a Specialist Pediatric Surgical Service in Rwanda : A Qualitative Evaluation of the Effects on Child, Family and Community.” IPAR-Rwanda was awarded a grant after a proposal was submitted and later signed a contract with the University Court of the University of Aberdeen, a charity registered in Scotland to carry out the study in 30 months. The results of this study are expected to inform future decisions on Specialist Paediatric Surgical Service in Rwanda. The study is currently approaching data collection phase.



IPAR-Rwanda is the leading independent, not-for-profit research and policy analysis Think Tank in Rwanda. It became fully functional in 2008 with the support of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with initial start up support from the Government of Rwanda. We conduct research in a wide range of areas but our focus areas include : Agriculture, Rural Development and Settlements, Social Development, Governance, Economic Growth and Transformation, Environment and Natural Resources Management.