Our Projects

Client:DFID for the Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA)

Duration : June – December 2018

Description : In a consortium led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) based in the UK, FATE Consulting Ltd and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) conducted a qualitative evaluation of the safety net component of VUP. From interactions conducted with female and male, adults, youth and elderly beneficiaries of VUP Direct Support, Classic Public Works and Expanded Public works components, the evaluation explored the impact of the program on livelihoods, resilience to shocks, care economy and intra-household relations as well as it contribution to education.

Client : Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) with funds from the DFID.

Duration : October 2018-April 2019

Description : In a consortium led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) based in the UK, FATE Consulting Ltd and MOKOLO Ltd were contracted to assess whether the LTRP programme has achieved the intended impacts. The LTRP was implemented by the Rwanda Land Management and Use (RLMUA) with funds from the DFID. The evaluation assessed the extent to which the contributed to poverty reduction, increased productivity and land-based investments, optimisation of land use, gender equity and social harmony throughout Rwanda ; and caused or contributed to other intended or unintended, positive or negative impacts at different levels of economy, household, community, and local leadership.

Client:Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

Duration : August 2018 – March 2019

Description : Fate consulting has been hired by the OPM with a sponsorship of UK Department for International Development (DFID), to assist field works of the international team of expert analysing the impact of the TMEA in Rwanda.The TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) programme aims to improve trade competitiveness in East Africa by reducing transport time and costs and improving the trade environment. The evaluation aims to provide suggestions for improvements to the TMEA programme and inform future regional trade development programmes and by providing those evidence on trade and growth findings will be useful to regional governments in driving policy changes, as well as other multinational organisations.

Client : Research Triangle Institute for the USAID-funded Project “PSDAG”

Duration : May – October 2018

Description : Building on the experience from the capacity building on Gender and Social Inclusion for the private sector partners of PSDAG, also conducted by FATE in 2017, the RTI contracted FATE Consulting Ltd for building the capacity of their 2nd cohort partners on GESI. The capacity building took the form of one-on-one coaching support for PSDAG partners with the development of institutional GESI strategies being part of the deliverables.

Client:PLAN International Rwanda

Duration:January 2019- March 2019

Description : PLAN International has appointed FATE Consulting to carry out “A Comprehensive Assessment on Child Protection Issues in the Urban Areas of Kigali and in Districts of Gisagara and Nyamagabe of Southern Province”. The assessment aims at identifying the incidents of child neglect, abuse and exploitation as well the level of knowledge on child protection of female and male children, youth and caregivers.

Client:Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex

Duration : October 2018-April 2019

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to provide expertise on qualitative research during the second phase of the impact evaluation of the Graduation Programme. The “Enhancing the Productive Capacity of Extremely Poor People, also known as the ‘Graduation Programme” is implemented by Concern Worldwide and the evaluation focused examining the role of the coaching and mentoring components.

Client : Enabel Rwanda(Ex Belgian Technical Cooperation) for Rwanda Energy Group (REG)

Duration : June 2018

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted to design and deliver a training workshop on gender to the members of the Gender Advisory Committee of REG. The training was attended by REG representatives from all over the country.

Client:Save the Children International Rwanda

Duration : October 2017 – December 2017

Description:Using a mixed methods approach, FATE Consulting Ltd. conducted the action research and provided recommendations to the project on its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability

Client : GAGE Programme

Duration : September 2017 – September 2018

Description:The study aims to understand the experiences of male and female adolescents in refugee camps around the capability areas of education and learning, psychosocial wellbeing and bodily integrity. Key completed milestones including approval from the Rwanda National Ethics Committee granted on the 15th February 2018 , authorization to access the camps granted by the Ministry of Disaster and Refugee Management on the 15th March 2018 and field data collection completed on the 6th April 2018.

Location:Nyabiheke, Gihembe and Kigeme Refugee Camps.

Client:Institute of Development Studies, Sussex

Duration : February 2018 – May 2018

Description:In the framework of the Impact Evaluation of the Graduation Programme implemented by Concern Worldwide, FATE Consulting Ltd. provided qualitative expertise for implementing the Critical Moments Timeline methods.

Client : Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) with support from VNG International

Duration : December 2017 – June 2018

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted for the development of an updated Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for RALGA.

Clients : Rwanda Education Board and One UN Rwanda

Duration : February – September 2017

Description : The baseline study used a mixed-methods approach, triangulating quantitative and qualitative data on the Knowledge, Attitude, Practices and Behaviours (KAPB) of in-school adolescents and their direct surroundings.

The study was conducted for the Rwanda Education Board, with funds from One UN Rwanda and under the supervision of UNFPA.

Client:Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London – UK

Duration : 16-June-2016 to 1-June-2025

Description:Gender and Adolescence : Global Evidence (GAGE) is a new longitudinal research initiative being conducted in Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda and Ethiopia, with the aim of strengthening the evidence base on adolescent girls. Activities to date include : policy inventory, stakeholders mapping, engagement with stakeholders from the Central Government, International and National NGOs as well as Development Partners intervening in the sectors of Education, Health, Nutrition, Social Welfare, Justice and Women’s and Children’s affairs. A Formative Qualitative Work (FQW), including qualitative data collection and analysis, was conducted to inform the design of the longitudinal survey tools and methodologies.


Duration : 1-Feb-2017 to 1-Oct-2017

Description : Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth ((PSDAG) is a USAID-funded project. FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted to roll-out Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Curriculum, developed by Iris Group, and to provide coaching and mentorship to the trainees for the implementation of acquired knowledge aiming for more gender and social inclusion sensitivity as a tool for sustainable business models.

Client : BMB Mott MacDonald

Duration : 1-Mar-2016 to 31-Jul-2021

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted for the integration of gender in all the priority areas of SEAD.

Client : CARE International Rwanda

Duration : 16-Nov-2016 to 15-Feb-2017

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. supported to extend and deepen the knowledge of the current ‘landscape’ in GBV in the Great Lakes (GL) sub-region covering the countries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. The mapping explored who are the key current actors, networks and stakeholders as well as what are the key current themes and active debates at national, regional and global levels.

Client : SKAT Consulting Ltd

Duration : 9-Jun-2016 to 30-Jun-2016

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. developed a Strategy Paper on Gender and Child Labour Aspects in the Clay Brick and Tile Sector in Muhanga, Ngororero and Karongi Districts of Rwanda. The paper explored the main tasks of employment for women, men and youth, the gender profile of entrepreneurs and employees as well as working conditions.

Client : University of Western Ontario, Canada

Duration : 16-May-2016 to 27-Jun-2016

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted to develop a strategy for the integration of gender in the TSAM project. The development of the strategy adopted a participatory approach, which involved interactions with TSAM implementation team and stakeholders, both in Rwanda and Canada.

Client : Universalia Group – Canada

Duration : 2-Feb-2016 to 30-Aug-2016

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd. joined the evaluation of year 1 of the 12+ Program in order to provide qualitative expertise and coordination support. As the respondents were young adolescents, age 11 and 12 years old, an innovative qualitative method was used. The Live Board Game Workshops, a method designed to capture the knowledge, attitudes as well as practices of 12+ Program participants regarding the different components of the module followed during the Program.

Client : Women for Women International

Duration : 23-Mar-2016 to 30-Apr-2016

Description : The Back-Check survey pilot project was conducted with the purpose of testing the reliability and validity of monitoring data as well as documenting the data collection process. In this framework, Key Informant Interviews as well as quantitative surveys were conducted in Walungu and Uvira Territories of South-Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Client : Suiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Duration : 11-Jan-2016 to 14-Mar-2016

Description : Design and delivery of a 5-day training workshop for SDC regional staff from Burundi, DRC and Rwanda offices on gender integration in development projects emphasizing on the Project Cycle Management. The training workshop was held in Bukavu, South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Client : BMB Mott MacDonald

Duration : 9-Mar-2016 to 30-May-2016

Description : FATE was contracted to support the facilitation of a High Level National Dialogue on the Role of Social Protection in National Social and Economic Development in the framework of the Capacity and Policy Development Facility (CPDF) Project implemented by BMB Mott MacDonald with funds from DFID.

Client : Women for Women International in Rwanda

Duration : August to November 2015

Description:The Study aimed to determine and assess the current situation of graduates of Women for Women International (WfWI) training programs to enable WfWI to understand patterns and challenges to improving economic well-being among graduates. In involved an in-depth qualitative and quantitative study of graduates’ occupational activities, use of vocational and business skills, household expenditures and assets.

Client : Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) PAREF.be 2 Project (funded by BTC)

Duration : 13-July-2015 to 30-June-2016

Description : Using participatory methods, FATE Consulting Ltd. developed guidelines for gender integration in DFMPs and SFMPs. FATE Consulting Ltd. also designed and delivered capacity building training sessions for the key staffs that were involved in the revision/elaboration of DFMPs/SFMPs.

Client : Swisscontact

Duration : October – November 2015

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd designed and facilitated a series of capacity building training workshops for 48 Gender and Inclusiveness Focal Points (GIFPs) selected from the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC), Technical Secondary Schools (TSS) and Vocational Training Centers (VTC) located in the Western Province. The training focused on improving gender awareness and sensitivity of participants and supporting them to better integrate gender and inclusiveness in their planning and implementation processes.

Client : Plan International Rwanda

Duration : July – October 2015

Description : The baseline assessment of The Responding to the Child Protection Needs of Refugee Children in Rwanda project used a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, including a quantitative survey with adolescent boys and girls and their caregivers and Key Informant Interviews with relevant actors and partners in child protection based in Kigeme and Mugombwa refugee camps. It assessed the current situation of child protection and SGBV measures and mechanisms and provided recommendations to increase accessibility to services and inclusion in child protection measures.

Client : Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Duration : April – May 2015

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd provided a training workshop on gender mainstreaming in development programs for SDC and partners in the Great Lakes Region. The training focused on practical measures for gender mainstreaming in SDC programs, strengthening the capacity of partners to mainstream gender within their projects and in project management, and preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Client : CARE Rwanda

Duration : May – June 2015

Description : The Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program (GEWEP) is a NORAD funded project in the Southern Province, focused on Voluntary Savings and Loan (VSL) groups, Family Planning, Gender Based Violence and Advocacy, Governance, Men engage, climate change and adult functional literacy and numeracy. FATE Consulting Ltd was contracted to support the development of a project proposal for the 2016 – 2019 period. The process involved engagement of CARE staff, management and partners, as well as responding to and integrating comments and feedback from both CARE Rwanda and CARE Norway.

Client : Plan International Rwanda

Duration : April – June 2015

Description : The End Line Study of the Promoting African Grassroots Economic Security (PAGES) programme was conducted in 7 countries implementing the 5 year programme, which focused on enhancing household livelihoods and increasing the number of children able to realize their rights to quality and inclusive primary education. FATE Consulting Ltd was the Country Study Coordinator for Rwanda, responsible for enumerator recruitment and training, quality quantitative data collection and data entry in order to provide end line results in line with program outcome indicators.

Client : Kepler University Program

Duration : January – June 2015

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd provided an initial assessment and trainings on gender analysis and mainstreaming with staff and students at Kepler, a USA university accreditation program for Rwandan students. The assessment involved interviews, focus group discussions and a site visit, with findings and recommendations provided in a detailed report. Training was then provided for staff, management and students on basic gender concepts as well as on prevention and response to sexual harassment. Follow-up coaching will be continued in a second phase of the project.

Client : CARE Rwanda

Duration : December 2014 – February 2015

Description : CARE Rwanda’s Keeping Girls At School (KGAS) Project aimed to improve retention and transition among girls in lower secondary school in Nyaruguru, Gisagara and Nyamagabe Districts. The evaluation project involved documenting the approach used by the KGAS Project, highlighting successes and challenges, and supporting the finalization of the evaluation of the process of innovation report. The project involved focus group discussions and case studies, as well as editing and finalizing student-produced video diaries.

Client : Mott MacDonald Consulting, NICHE project, funded by NUFFIC

Duration : July 2014 – June 2016

Description : In order to integrate gender and inclusiveness within the NUFFIC program to strengthen the quality and management of TVET in Rwanda, FATE Consulting Ltd provided coaching and training for management, staff and gender and inclusiveness focal points (GIFPs) in WDA and Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centres (IPRCs) throughout Rwanda. This involved support for the development of a management-based steering committee as well as engagement of GIFPs in conducting initial gender assessments of their institutions, with follow-up coaching and training as needed.

Client : Plan International Rwanda, funded by German National Office.

Duration : August – October 2014

Description : The Mid-Term Evaluation of the Enhancing Early Childhood Care and Development (EECCD) project assessed the attitudes and opinions of participating communities in Gatsibo and Bugesera Districts, on the efficiency and effectiveness of the project. It involved using both qualitative and quantitative methods, including a survey, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and site visits to analyse the impact and progress of the project towards achieving intended objectives and elaborated on the relevance and effectiveness of the project through perceptions and experiences of beneficiaries.

Client : CARE Rwanda, CARE Norway

Duration : August – September 2014

Description : Facilitation of an eight-country workshop for CARE International’s GEWEP held in Kigali in September 2014 and organized by CARE Norway. This included development of the agenda, materials and methods, as well as facilitation and reporting of the meeting results.

Client : CARE Rwanda

Duration : May – August 2014

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd worked closely with CARE’s Advocacy Manager to design and facilitate a series of consultation workshops with management and staff in order to develop the Vulnerable Women Programme Advocacy Strategy. This also involved supporting CARE to develop a pilot advocacy project for the program and support management and staff to improve advocacy and campaign skills, as well as review of the draft strategy document.

Client : CARE Rwanda, CARE UK

Duration : February – March 2014

Description : FATE Consulting Ltd worked with CARE Rwanda and partners, Rwanda Women’s Network and the Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre, to develop a project proposal for the Indashiyikirwa project on prevention of gender-based violence. The participatory approach involved a document review, consultative workshops and meetings and preparation of the project proposal, including the logical and M&E frameworks and budget, for review and finalization by CARE Rwanda and CARE UK. The 4 year project was accepted for funding by DFID.

Client : OXFAM Rwanda, Oxfam GB

Duration : November 2014 – February 2015

Description : The mid-term evaluation of the Oxfam Rwanda Sustainable Livelihoods Programme assessed the Programme’s progress and impact since it began implementation in 2012. The evaluation report provided details of sustainable market-oriented livelihoods, with particular emphasis on women, as well as recommendations on possible additional agricultural value chains to increase opportunities for smallholder producers, mid-range enterprises and private sector partners. The evaluation also included a partner assessment to provide recommendations for continued or future partnerships. It focused in particular on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality, considering household and community gender dynamics, women’s leadership and decision-making roles and their economic outcomes.

Client : World Bank Group

Duration : December 2014 – September 2015

Description : The Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP) is a social protection program initiated by the Government of Rwanda in 2008. The qualitative study aimed to build on the evidence presented in the 2009-2014 Impact Evaluation Reports. The objectives included understanding the link between household context and asset accumulation, understanding risk management strategies employed by beneficiary households, and identifying successful investment strategies, enabling factors, risks and limitations to asset accumulation for VUP beneficiaries. The qualitative study report detailed and assessed the household context, risk management, the drivers, obstacles and strategies for material welfare improvements for VUP beneficiaries. The approach involved conducting and analyzing nearly 50 Life History Interviews as the main qualitative method.

Client : World Bank Group in Rwanda

Duration : May – August 2014

Description : The Qualitative Research Study in the Framework of the Rwanda Poverty Assessment was conducted on behalf of the World Bank Group in Rwanda. The study provided further insights into the lived experience of poverty and changes in poverty status by individuals and communities in Rwanda, as a complementary report to the Rwanda Poverty Assessment. The study involved 40 Focus Group Discussions across 8 districts of Rwanda, which were analysed and summarized into a findings report, for integration with the overall Rwanda Poverty Assessment report.

Client : Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Rwanda

Duration : April – October 2014

Description : This coaching project involved supporting the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Rwanda in integrating gender through coaching, backstopping and general support, in order to build staff capacity and strengthen overall programme gender integration. In particular, the support focused on the spearhead programmes of EKN Rwanda and the region : Justice, Food Security, and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), and the regional program focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Client : Government of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT

Duration : August 2013 – March 2014

Description:This project involved an assessment about female youth at-risk in Rwanda, intended to inform policy decisions, and the development of a detailed five-year strategic plan for a national rehabilitation and skills development centre.

The study included qualitative and quantitative methods in order to identify factors contributing to engagement in non-violent criminal activity among female youth. Analysis and reporting included an assessment of opportunities and barriers to curb such activity among female youth, and provided practical recommendations detailing sustainable programs for prevention, rehabilitation and reintegration.

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.

Client : Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch Sustainability Unit

Duration : August – September 2013

Description : As part of the revision process for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Multi-Annual Strategic Plans for Rwanda and for the Great Lakes Region, a review of the gender responsiveness of the current MASPs was undertaken. The review focused on the main areas of work for EKN Rwanda, including Justice, Integrated Water Resource Management and Food Security. The review included a desk review, interviews with EKN management and staff, government and CSO partners and other development partners and site visits to partner projects. In collaboration with a lead consultant based in the Netherlands, the advice report focused on practical recommendations for strengthening gender integration and women’s rights programming.

Client : Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural, UN Women

Duration : April – May 2013

Description : Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural is a non-governmental organization in Rwanda contributing to the empowerment of rural women to promote individual and community development and recognition of rural women as key development actors. As part of the second phase of a UN Women Project “Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, this project involved the development of 20 case studies of women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and their ability to claim their rights to inheritance and property in Gasabo and Nyanza Districts. The findings were developed into case study profiles, and synthesized into a report along with key recommendations for the organization, the government and local actors to address the challenges experienced by the women participating in the case study research.

Client : UN Women

Duration : January – June 2013

Description : This project supported the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion to develop an Institutional Development Framework and Capacity Development Strategy for the National Gender Machineries, within the framework of the Joint Intervention to Strengthen the National Gender Machinery Institutions, and in collaboration with the One UN (UNFPA, UNDP and UNWOMEN). FATE Consulting Ltd completed this project using an approach focused on participatory workshops, and interviews to design the framework and strategy to enable MIGEPROF, the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and the National Women’s Council (NWC) to effectively and efficiently implement their mandates by reinforcing synergies between them and coordinating with other relevant actors.

Client : Plan International Rwanda

Duration : December 2012 – February 2013

Description : The Empowering Adolescent Girls Through Education was part of the Plan Building Skills for Life project, funded by DFID through Plan UK, towards addressing girls’ access to secondary education in Rwanda, and which is being implemented in 41 schools in Gatsibo and Bugesera districts in Eastern Province. The Mid-Term Evaluation of the project assessed changes in project communities since the baseline survey in 2011 and included quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting. It was part of a 9 country study conducted by Plan UK.