Rwanda Industrial Governance II
EWMI continues its Industrial Governance work in Rwanda in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM). Industrial policy for Rwanda is about upgrading industrial sectors, improving the business environment and strategic collaboration across ministries to improve economic welfare. Building on earlier work on Rwanda’s core industrial policy document and its implementing arrangements, EWMI now also assists with implementation covering the development of an Industrial Performance Dashboard, creating inventories of relevant value chains studies, conducting detailed value chain analyses for the maize and essential oil sectors, and helping to draft a new Industrial Law. In order to expand the level of support provided EWMI established an innovative partnership with Columbia University’s School of International and Political Affairs (SIPA). Student research teams have now carried out substantial work on: industrial governance best practice, the Industrial Indicator Dashboard, and several value chain initiatives.