JGA report is an assessment undertaken jointly by the Government of Rwanda and the development partners; this scientific report is based on clear and understandable objectives and principles.
i.Objectives of the Joint Governance Assessment
1.To undertake thorough and rigours analysis of existing institutions, laws and practices affecting governance in Rwanda, and propose policy improvement;
2.To define and monitor indicators to measure performance, assess progress, highlight weakness and establish priorities for action;
3To make recommendations on establishing an ongoing system for monitoring the agreed indicators including the training for the Rwanda Governance Board.
ii. Ten principles for the JGA
1. B e jointly ‘owned’ by the Government of Rwanda and its Development partners;
2. Be conducted in a consultative and open manner;
3. Be forward looking and aim to provide a basis to identify priorities of action;
4. Be acceptable to Development Partners as a basis for their own governance reporting;
5. Be credible by virtue of the thoroughness and rigour of the analysis
6. Take due account of the specific governance and historical context of Rwanda;
7. Analyse underlying explanations of governance that need to be addressed to bring about improvements;
8. Be of a high quality and based on sound evidence;
9. Provide a basis of well-informed on-going dialogue among stakeholders on governance issues;
10. Establishing a monitoring framework for continuing assessments over the coming years. Follow the published reports;