Evaluation of Rwanda Country Program (2022)

The objective of the Evaluation of the Rwanda Country Program to assess progress and achievements between 2015 and 2020, and captured lessons learned from one of GGGI’s longest running Country Programs.

The Evaluation covered eight core and earmarked-funded projects delivered between 2015 and 2020, spanning the following GGGI programmatic solutions: (1) Climate Action, (2) Green Urban Infrastructure, (3) Green Buildings, (4) Sustainable Mobility, and (5) Sustainable Forests.

The Evaluation of the Rwanda Country Program was conducted as part of GGGI’s Impact and Evaluation Workplan developed in consultation with GGGI’s Management Team and the Council’s Management Program Sub-Committee (MPSC).

Key evaluation questions

  1. Has the Country Program identified clear country goals/targets to aim?
  2. Has the Country Program identified, and made progress along clear pathways to impact?
  3. Are the interventions delivered to date scalable?

Key findings

  • GGGI’s technical assistance to the Government of Rwanda has been well aligned to the Government’s priorities and goals., and well guided by the GGGI Rwanda Country Planning Framework 2016-20.
  • Between 2015 and 2020, the Rwanda Country Program supported the Government of Rwanda to adopt 6 policies and secure more than USD 40 million in initial investment commitment.
  • If these policies are implemented and the investment materialized, GGGI’s support will have had an estimated direct (attributed) impact of 0.4 MtCO2e in reduced GHG emissions, 27,500 green jobs created, 1,300 hectares of natural capital preserved, and 530,000 Rwandans with enhanced adaptation to the adverse impact of climate change.
  • The Rwanda Country Program has identified three interventions that have the potential to be scaled, namely the public bike sharing, green building minimum compliance system, and eco-tourism park.


  • GGGI should develop a clear communication strategy to disseminate its Rwanda Country Program results to date and how they are being taken forward by the Government.
  • GGGI should strengthen its results reporting and communication activities to give greater attention to the impact of intermediate outcomes on women and disadvantaged groups.
  • GGGI should continue efforts to estimate the impact of policy and investment support during the project design and implementation, and how these are aligned with Government priorities.
  • GGGI should ensure that it develops a clear results framework for ad hoc and ongoing Government requests for support.
  • GGGI should ensure that it completes a lesson learning and share the conclusions through the relevant GGGI communities of practice to facilitate the transfer of knowledge gained through the process, in accordance with GGGI’s Project Cycle Management Policy.
  • GGGI should assess the extent to which it can build on the successful outcomes from the Rwanda Country Program that have high scalability in Rwanda and replicability in Africa and globally.

Management Response

Supplementary document