USAID and the Government of Rwanda are increasingly interested in investing in the early childhood years. Together for Early Childhood Evidence offers early childhood education stakeholders an opportunity to come together to discuss data and measurement issues in the sub-sector.
The Rwanda country team has been meeting since 2019 to discuss data and measurement issues in Rwanda. Their work has focused on mapping available data on young children in Rwanda, including the quality of pre-primary programs, child development and learning outcomes, health and nutrition, and current efforts to use ECD-related data in Rwanda.
In 2021, Together for Early Childhood Evidence launched a research project with Save the Children Rwanda, building off Save the Children’s existing work by implementing the International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) to study student learning outcomes nationwide. Together for Early Childhood Evidence project funds supported the addition of the IDELA Classroom Environment Tool, which evaluates classroom resources, literacy and numeracy instruction, and teacher-student interactions. The project also built the capacity of government officials to collect and use data on preprimary quality. Learn more about Rwanda’s 2021 project.
The Rwanda country team was established in 2019, and is co-chaired by the Ministry of Education and USAID Rwanda.
Key Indicators from Rwanda
|Poverty headcount ratio at $2.15 a day (2017 PPP) (% of population)||52%|
|GDP per capita (current US$)||$822|
|School enrollment, preprimary (% gross)||28%|
|Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5)||33%|
|Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000 live births)||39|
Data from the World Bank
Country Team Members
|Aliou Tall||Education Director||USAID Rwanda|
|Theoneste Niyonzima||Education Specialist||USAID Rwanda|
|Jean Paul Nyandwi||ECD Specialist||National Early Childhood Development Program|
|Alphonse Uworwabayeho||Senior Lecturer||University of Rwanda|
|Firmin Dusengumuremyi||ECE Officer||UNICEF Rwanda|
|Egidia Umutesi||Education Technical Program Manager||World Vision|
|Paulin Ndahayo||Education Program Manager||Save the Children|
|Noella Kabarungi||Senior Education Technical Specialist||Save the Children|
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