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Rwanda - Support to science and technology skills development project completion report - PCR
In Rwanda, policies and development strategies pointed out the key role of higher education, research, science and technology (S&T) and technical and vocational training in bringing about the structural economic changes sought. To this end, the government opted for strengthening the capacity of main institutions of higher learning in Rwanda, such as the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) (named later College of Sciences and Technology under University of Rwanda), to enhance their ability to add to the labor market qualified mid and high-level workers. The project was then in line with the Rwanda Vision 2020 (Pillar 2 Human resources development and knowledge Economy) and Education Sector Policy (2008). Furthermore, the project was also in line with the Bank Group Country strategy paper (CSP) for Rwanda (2008-2011) and during its implementation it was backed by the subsequent CSPs (2012-2016 and 2017-2021). The project was also in-line with The Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS) 2008 to 2012, and The Bank’s 2008 Higher Education Science and Technology (HEST) Strategy identified ICT development, Technical and Vocational Training regional integration as priority areas; the Bank’s Human Capital Strategy (2013-2017) under its pillar of skills and technology for competitiveness and jobs; Job for Youth Strategy (2016-2025).