April 2012|Bruno Versailles|Country Learning Notes,


  • Rwanda scored poorly on the International Budget Partnership’s open budget index in both 2008 and 2010.  This was mainly due to the government’s failure to make documents available to the public rather than documents having not been produced.
  • Beginning in 2010, the government began publishing a Citizen’s Guide to the Budget each year to inform citizens about the national budget.
  • The Citizen’s Guide is available in English, French and Kinyarwanda and is widely distributed throughout Rwanda.
  • According to the International Budget Partnership the Citizens’ Guide meets international good practice standards.



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.

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