Showing all Projects in Rwanda

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    Developing an Electronic Billing Machine (EBM) data portal for Rwanda

    In 2013, Rwanda mandated VAT-registered businesses to use certified electronic billing machines (EBMs). The EBM receipts provide a rich source of data, but in its raw form cannot be used to analyse specific items and cost information. IGC Rwanda has built a programme to clean item descriptions from EBM receipt data at the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA). From this, it would...

    24 May 2017 | Inigo Verduzco

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    Supply chains, exports, and import-substitution

    The two biggest policy priorities of the Rwandan Ministry of Industry, Trade and EAC Affairs (MINEACOM) currently relate to the promotion of exports, and the reduction of the import bill through ‘domestic market recapturing’. This project will conduct two small studies that utilise firm-level tax data to better understand the dynamics and constraints in both these...

    20 Mar 2017 | John Spray

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    Recruitment, motivation, and retention effects of teacher performance pay

    Skilled and intrinsically motivated personnel are central to state capacity, yet the capability to recruit, elicit effort from, and retain this profile of civil servants remains a challenge in many developing countries. In this project, we ask whether performance contracts for teachers in Rwanda can affect not only the effort provided by existing teachers, but also the...

    17 Mar 2017 | Andrew Zeitlin, Clare Leaver

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    An effective building tax rate for Rwanda

    This project analyses the impacts of a proposed and various alternative buildings tax for Rwanda. It will also include commenting on the buildings tax threshold, sales tax, land tax provisions and planned valuation procedures, due to their interaction and inclusion in the same draft law.

    14 Mar 2017 | Mihaly Kopanyi

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    Capacity building for monitoring & evaluation strategy for Rwanda Development Bank

    This project has two objectives. The first is to produce an integrated study of trade performance and policy priorities that will be of benefit to the government and to DFID as it designs its growth programme. The second is to undertake a scoping visit to assist the Rwandan Development Bank (BRD) in formulating an approach to monitoring and evaluation for its programmes,...

    8 Dec 2016 | Patrick McSharry, Philip English

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    The impacts of an innovative audit strategy on the amount and incidence of retail tax evasion: Mystery shoppers and electronic billing machines

    Rwanda in 2013 mandated VAT-registered businesses to use certified electronic billing machines (EBMs) with a promise to improve business efficiency and tax compliance. These machines specify the correct tax amount and send data for each transaction in real-time to the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA). Although current data confirms the effectiveness of using EBMs as measured...

    8 Nov 2016 | Nada Eissa, Andrew Zeitlin, Francois Gerard

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    Best practice for implementing affordable housing in Kigali

    Supply of adequate low-income housing is vital for productive cities. Researchers provided valuable input into Rwanda’s planned incremental-build, low-income neighbourhood. Incremental housing has potential to provide home seekers with well-serviced land, infrastructure, and foundational structures for extendable homes. Kigali has a critical shortage of...

    1 Nov 2016 | Billy Ndengeyingoma, Laura Wainer, Sally Murray

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    Managing accessibility for sustainable development

    Due to accelerated population growth, weak institutional capacity, inherent deficiencies in existing infrastructure services and limited fiscal space, most cities of the developing world are struggling to manage and guide harmonious development of their cities. The result is soaring deficiency of affordable housing, long commutes, congestion, pollution and steady...

    4 Oct 2016 | Jit Bajpai , Tatiana Peralta Quiros, Sally Murray

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    Impacts and sustainability of irrigation in Rwanda

    This research poses 3 primary questions: 1) What are the impacts of irrigation on smallholder welfare? 2) What are the impacts of commercialisation on farmer welfare? 3) What type of public/private management structure achieves the best maintenance and use outcomes?

    21 Sep 2016 | Jeremy Magruder, Florence Kondylis, Maria Jones

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    The economics of low carbon cities: Promoting energy access and energy efficiency in urban Africa

    City authorities are faced with rapidly growing energy demand and adaptation needs, but often lack the expertise to identify the most relevant or attractive measures. This project maps cost-effective, low-carbon energy growth pathways for Kigali, which can act as a model for other African cities. There are many economically attractive opportunities to promote a...

    18 Jul 2016 | Andy Gouldson, Herman Musahara, Sarah Colenbrander