Decentralisation is the process of transferring powers, authority, functions, responsibilities and the requisite resources from central government to local governments or administrative divisions. In May 2000, the Government of Rwanda adopted a decentralisation policy and a strategy for its implementation.


The National Decentralisation Policy: The National Decentralisation Policy is based on the Government of Rwanda’s commitment to empower its people to determine their own future. The policy also has its foundations in the fundamental laws of the country as well as in the political and administrative reforms the government has already implemented.

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National decentralization policy, May 2001

Governance and Decentralisation Sector Strategic Plan (2018/19–2023/24)

Assessment of the Impact of Decentralisation Policy Implementation in Rwanda (2001-2017)

Decentralization Implementation Plan (DIP) 2011 – 2015

National decentralization policy, June 2012

Rwanda Decentralization  Strategic Framework, August  2007