Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
The Implementation of Decentralisation Policy in Rwanda: Study findings from “The Impact of Democratic Governance on the Development of Urban Areas in Rwanda”: A Case of Kigali City (2003-2013)
Author(s): Omar Khalfan, Salomon Asiimwe Muchwa
Abstract: Decentralisation policy has been adopted by the Government of Rwanda in 2000 and since then it has been promoting good governance especially service delivery and fight against corruption. As it was new type of governance in Rwanda, it has been a useful way of the governing body with some resistance at the centralized government to give up some of its responsibilities in the benefit of decentralized entities. This was a key victory of implementing decentralization policy in a way that citizens got administrative entities near them and participated in one way or in another to their respective entities’ decisions making. Thus, local entities become the hubs and promoter of development, in Kigali city in particular.