Our work in Local and Regional Economic Development
In local and regional economic development initiatives, local government, business, non-governmental partners, and communities work together to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation. Local and regional economic development focuses on enhancing competitiveness, increasing sustainable growth and ensuring that growth is inclusive.
We have worked extensively on local and regional economic development initiatives, particularly within East Africa. Examples of our work include:
- Providing support to the Rwanda National Law Reform Commission to undertake a review of key national laws in line with commitments under the East African Community (EAC) (TMEA, 2013-2015).
- Providing a long-term economic adviser to the Rwanda Ministry of East Africa Community. The advisor provides support on economic analysis and policy reform to maximize Rwandas trade and economic benefit from membership in the EAC regional economic community. Support includes detailed analysis of the common market in East Africa, and the mainstreaming of EAC integration within Rwandas highest level policy, planning and budgeting framework (TMEA, 2011-2014).
- Undertaking a review of the EAC Common External Tariff, on behalf of the Ministry of East African Community (MINEAC), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) of Rwanda. The purpose of the consultancy is to undertake the analytical work necessary to underpin a negotiating position for Rwanda in the 2015 re-negotiation of the EAC Common External Tariff (EAC-CET) (TMEA, 2014).