On Thursday 31st October 2019, Rwanda Governance Board launched the Rwanda Governance Scorecard (RGS) 6th Edition.
Rwanda Governance Scorecard is an annual publication that measures the state of Governance in Rwanda.
The RGS 6th Edition is built on eight (8) pillars namely:
(1)Rule of Law,
(2) Political Rights and Civil Liberties,
(3) Participation and Inclusiveness,
(4)Safety and Security,
(5)Investing in Human and Social Development,
(6)Control of Corruption, Transparency and Accountability,
(7)Quality of Service Delivery
(8)Economic and Corporate Governance.
These pillars are composed of 36 indicators and 130 variables.
In the previous editions of RGS, the pillar of security and safety consistently maintained the lead while quality of service delivery kept the least standing. Moreover, rule of law had proved to be the most improving pillar over the years.
The RGS uses multiple sources based on International frameworks, International indices, and Home-grown indicators. It is also reviewed by recognized reviewers to ensure that it meets international standards.
“The Rwanda Governance Scorecard remains an important tool that helps to pursue the country’s strategic choice of being accountable to our serves. It regularly gives a picture of how as a country we are performing against the targets of NST1and other strategic goals that the country has set.” underlines Dr. Kaitesi Usta, The Chief Executive Officer of RGB.
Since its inception in 2010, RGS has become a national governance index that evidently informs the policy making process. It was created to offer a research-based policy tool to accurately gauge the status and trends of the most important aspects of governance in the country.