Sunday, June 12, 2011

Does Budgetsupport To Rwanda Work?

Kampeta Sayinzoga, wife of Kagame’s nephew Byusa runs the finances of Rwanda.

At the European development days in january 2011 she explained why budgetsupport works in this video.

1 comment:

Ann Garrison said...

From the 2001 UN Report of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on bilateral donors, the U.S. and its allies:

“The main bilateral donors to Rwanda and Uganda have been the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Denmark, Germany and the United States of America in various sectors. The analysis of their cooperation shows that sectors benefiting from this assistance are related to poverty, education and governance. Priority sectors have been water and sanitation, health and governance, including institutional reforms, justice and human rights, especially for Rwanda. In some cases, direct aid to the budget is provided. The balance of payments of Rwanda shows that budget support has steadily increased, from $26.1 million in 1997 to $51.5 in 1999. While such support is legitimate, the problem is that expenditures and services which were supposed to be provided and covered by the Governments of Rwanda and Uganda and which are covered by the bilateral aid constitute savings in the national budget. Were these savings used to finance this war?" http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/pdf/un_report_apr_01.pdf