Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) was formed from the merging of Rwanda Governance Advisory Council (RGAC) and the National Decentralization Implementation Secretariat (NDIS). In due course, other services have been moved to RGB from different government ministries. These include the department in charge of registration of FBO’s, NGO’s transferred from the Ministry of Local Government, the department in charge of issuing of legal personality to CSO’s transferred from Ministry of Justice and the department of Media development, advocacy and reforms which was transferred from the former Ministry of Information.
The Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) is a public agency with legal personality, administrative and financial autonomy, established by law No 41/2011 of 30/09/2011. It is managed in accordance with Organic law No 06/2009 of 21st December 2009 establishing general provisions governing public institutions functioning and administration.