Starting from Monday 15th April 2013, the Netherlands Ministry of Cooperation and Development through its embassy in Kigali, will conduct a mid-term evaluation of projects financed through Netherlands funds from January 2008 to June 2012.
The Mid-term evaluation (MTE) aims to re-examine the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the RLDSF funded activities to date and is meant to provide guidance for further improvement of the development partner funded interventions and preparation of future phases of support to decentralization and district development projects through RLDSF. This shall also include a review of institutional set up including the different roles and responsibilities of RLDSF, the Districts and other relevant stakeholders, as well as an assessment of the financial transfer mechanism and budgeting process as used since the financial year 2011/12. This evaluation will cover the sample districts of Ngoma, Rwamagana, Gakenke, Muhanga, Nyaruguru and Karongi and all development projects funded through RLDSF from January 1st, 2008 to June 30th, 2012. The mission will also look at the RLDSF in the aspects of projects, planned in the context of DDPs and implemented with support of RLDSF; and its institutional set-up (processes, roles and responsibilities, participation).
The Netherlands has been one of the main development partners giving financial support to the Rwanda Local Development Support Fund (RLDSF) since its inception in 2002. A total of 391 development projects has been funded with a financial volume of more than 26 Billion Rwandan Francs made by contributions from both Netherlands Embassy and KfW under this period.