The role of some sector programmes in poverty reduction in Rwanda: a case study of Rwamagana District

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study determined the role & some sector programs in poverty reduction in Rwanda: A case study of Rwamagana District.The objectives of the study were to establish the role of rural roads in poverty reduction, to find out the role of primary health care in poverty reduction and to find out the role of agriculture extension services in poverty reduction in Rwanda.This study employed a case study design to determine the role of some sector programs in poverty reduction in Rwanda. To achieve the objectives of the study and answer research questions, a stratified method was used to sample the target population of Rwamagana District. Semi structured questionnaire, books and written documentary were used to obtain data. Frequency and percentage were the statistical treatment utilized. The findings revealed that there are roads established in the last six years in Rwamagana District and these roads contribute to the development of the District. All respondents said that, the construction of new roads in Rwamagana District has given communities access to agriculture and other economic actMties. access to school, health and other community services in order to reduce poverty. The study revealed that the majority of respondents were aware of the role of health care services in poverty reduction and that the primary health care is a key determinant of economic growth while ill health reduces economic growth and limits the resources. More than a half of respondents live within 4km of a health centre and the majority have mosquito nets in their household which means that health and health related services have improved in Rwamagana District. It was also revealed that land use management is a fundamental tool in poverty reduction. The majority of informants use fertilizing products and improved seeds to increase productivity. It was concluded that strategies implemented by government of Rwanda in sector programs have a significant role in poverty reduction.It was therefore recommended in increase financial resources at the local government units where sector programs are being implemented, to promote both agricultural and non agricultural activities and to direct both national and foreign investors to invest in Rwamagana District.
A thesis submitted to the School Of Postgraduate Studies In Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master Of Arts in Development Administration and Management of Kampala International University
Reduction, Poverty ., Rwanda, Sector programmes