Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme Gender Equity Assessment

Client : Government of Rwanda Local Development Administrative Entities Authority (LODA)

Duration : June – October 2013

Description:Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) is the national social protection programme for poorest households in Rwanda. Towards ensuring that VUP is engaging the most vulnerable extremely poor households and using effective gender responsive measures, the Gender Equity Assessment provided an analysis of the gender issues in VUP, identified factors supporting and constraining gender equity, and provided recommendations to improve programming. It focused on the gender responsiveness of the design and delivery of VUP and the gendered impact on beneficiaries, including access to VUP, participation in VUP components, and experience of benefits to determine key gender-related challenges, opportunities and constraints and elaborate recommendations. The Assessment used quantitative and qualitative methods, including a literature review, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, case studies and a household survey of beneficiaries.