Authors: Dominique E. Uwizeyimana
Addresses: School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy, College of Business and Economics (CBE), University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park, 2006, South Africa
Abstract: Since 2000, most of the Government of Rwanda's (GoR) development programs have been implemented to achieve the objectives of Vision 2020. The GoR's Vision 2020 has been implemented for over 17 years (since 2000) and the 2020 deadline is looming. However, a critical but often forgotten question is to what extent the GoR has progressed towards achieving the targets of Vision 2020 - or whether the GoR will be able to achieve all the objectives of Vision 2020 in 2020 - given the current rate of progress. The objective of this article is to provide an interim evaluation report on the GoR's progress towards achieving the objectives of Vision 2020. The broader contribution of this article "is towards the development of theoretically informed but empirically grounded" [Byrne et al., (2017), p.203] monitoring and evaluation (M&E) research, which is explicitly attentive to the social, economic, political, and structural conditions particular to Rwanda.
Keywords: Uwizeyimana; monitoring and evaluation; M&E; Rwanda; Government of Rwanda; GoR; Vision 2020; evidence-based M&E; low-middle-income countries; LMICs; theory of change; ToC; LogFrame.
International Journal of Management Practice, 2019 Vol.12 No.1, pp.4 - 46
Received: 12 Jun 2017
Accepted: 04 Apr 2018
Published online: 05 Nov 2018 *