This note discusses the linkages (or lack thereof) between Rwanda’s planning and budgeting processes.
- The government’s two main planning tools are: VISION 2020; and the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS).
- Planning and budgeting institutions are formally separate. However, both are linked to the national budget through the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
- Budget preparations looking 12 months ahead are quite solid, though the outer years of the MTEF are currently not used for strategically thinking through budgetary commitments.
- A clear and well respected budget calendar has been defined for all entities involved in the budget process.
The Country Learning Notes series is intended as a tool for policy makers and practitioners to learn from the experiences of other countries. Each note focuses on a specific country and a particular policy area, documenting the challenges faced and decisions taken to overcome them.