The Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN) was established in 2008 to contribute and address the existing capacity gaps in economic policy analysis in Rwanda. Until November 2018, the network had more than 1600 members and affiliates (economists and related fields at Masters and PhD level) from public and private institutions, independent local researchers, academicians and international researchers. EPRN has been supported by and partnered with the GIZ, WB, UNECA, MINECOFIN, BNR, NISR and UR.

The Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN) is an equal opportunity economic policy research platform that brings together researchers and analysts working in economic policy, poverty reduction and related fields into a network, and creates a pool of research skills needed for economic policy analysis in Rwanda. The Economic Policy Research Network is formally registered with the Rwanda Governance Board as a national non-governmental organization (Registration No 240/RGB/NGO/2017) to accomplish the following objectives :

• Create networking opportunities to economists, policy analysts, researchers and other relevant stakeholders in the economic field ;
• Carry out high quality research and disseminate findings to inform economic policy making in Rwanda ;
• Produce policy briefs to support economic policy formulation ;
• Strengthen capacity building in the field of economic research and analysis ;
• Provide financial and technical support to Research projects of members ; and
• Mobilize resources to support activities of the organization

Core values

• Integrity – we engage in utmost honesty and truthfulness ;
• Excellence – we deliver quality and exceed our clients expectations ;
• Innovativeness – we lead in developing creative ideas into applicable solutions ; and
• Collaboration - We believe in the power of working together to enrich our

EPRN’s strategic goals summary

• To be the primary source of economic policy research in Rwanda ;
• To support better policy making ;
• To build its members and clients capacity ; and
• To strengthen the institutional capacity and sustainability of the network.

To contribute to evidence-based economic policy making by promoting and undertaking high-quality research, building capacity, creating networking opportunities and organizing public debate

To become an international leader in economic policy research and analysis