Ongoing Research Projects

IPAR-Rwanda is implementating a three-year research project which aims at facilitating evidence based decision making to provide appropriate socio-economic responses to the Covid-19 outbreak in Rwanda. This follows signing of a grant agreement with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to finance the project.

The aim of the project is to provide up-to-date and relevant information to policy makers on the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and vulnerable households and to generate and propose policy solutions to the challenges faced by businesses and vulnerable households.

The is implemented in collaboration with Kivu International and University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom.

The expected output

IPAR-Rwanda will use the findings of this research to inform decision makers and other key stakeholders on possible development options on how to respond to the challenges faced by businesses and households as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

IPAR will be sharing instant reports on key indicators of challenges and performance for both households and businesses, as well as geographically mapping the indicators and their evolution which will be shared by the Government of Rwanda.

Rwanda’s economy has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak as a result of the lockdown which affected business operations making key sectors such as industry, manufacturing and services reduce their output and reducing household incomes due to loss of jobs, reduction of salaries and less business operations.

Though the Government of Rwanda has instituted a quick a measure to support the recovery of some affected businesses like hotels, having reliable data and measuring the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Rwandan business and households remains crucial to inform policy and guide a healthy and faster socio-economic recovery of Rwanda.

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