Capacity Building

Capacity Building

1. Introduction

The scope for evidence-based economic policy-making in Rwanda is constrained by limited capacity in policy analysis and research both at individual and institutional levels. At the individual level, some gaps observed in terms of economic policy analysis and research include limited capacities in qualitative and quantitative analysis, policy analysis and design, and monitoring and evaluation. At institutional level, gaps are at policy formulation processes, data management and analysis, and monitoring and evaluation systems to support policy analysis and research.

2. Objectives

EPRN continuously assesses the updated needs (gaps) in terms of capacity building in the area of economic policy research and analysis and offers relevant and reliable capacity development solutions to help address the real world development challenges. Specific objectives of EPRN in this activity are to :

  • Provide trainings for professional growth and career development of Rwandan economists.
  • Provide trainings as an opportunity for dialogue and professional discourse on the country’s’ growth and development potentials as well as constraints that could be used by the policy making and implementation process.
  • Involve the business community as a state-of-the art center to evidence based capacity development in the current competitive and increasingly globalized world.
  • Involve various stakeholders of EPRN as a center of excellence to demand driven and problem-solving training and development needs.
  • Establish a standard code of performance for the economic development profession/practitioners and related occupations.
  • Serve as a practical training base that fills the gap or mismatch between theory and practice

3. Annual Training Calendar

Every year EPRN develops and publishes its annual training calendar to inform the general public about the planned trainings. However, the annual training calendar is flexible to accommodate potential emerging development needs.

4. Facilitator/Trainer

EPRN has among its members a pool of qualified experienced expert trainers in diversified subject matters. In subject matters where EPRN has no local trainer, head-hunting/outsourcing is done from the region and overseas.

5. Training Quality assurance committee

EPRN has a committee in-charge of monitoring the curriculum, course contents, training delivery to ensure high quality service.

6. Training Fee

EPRN charges an affordable training fee to cover training costs. Members are given discount as part of their benefits from being EPRN member.
The current fee structure is as follows :

a. Individuals

  • 40,000 Rwf per course for a member ;
  • 100,000 Rwf per course for a non-member.

b. Institutions

  • Public Institutions and Development partners : 2 Million Rwf
  • Universities, Private Companies and NGOs (both Local and International) : 1 Million Rwf

NB : in case EPRN takes care of logistics, the price doubles.
Courses of tailor made trainings will be negotiated differently from the above mentioned costs.

7. Certificate

At the end of each course, EPRN delivers a test, and ONLY participants who successfully pass the course with at least 60% will get the certificate.

For other details, contact :

Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN)
E-Mail :
Tel : 0788 357 648
Website :
Office at UR-CBE Gikondo (KK737St)
P.O. Box 7375 Kigali, Rwanda


Call for application : Professional Training about Proposal...

Virtual Training by use of MS Teams with Dr. Rukundo Bosco Johnson 19th -21st JUNE 2020 (9AM – 4PM)

Professional Training about “Consultancy Management Skills”

Trainer : Dr. Rukundo Johnson, DATE : 17-20 March 2020 (5h30PM – 9PM) ----Evening program

Professional Training : “Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation...

Date : 06-08 March 2020 ; 8H30AM to 5PM (Weekend Programme)

Professional Training : “Project Management for Donor Funded...

Date & Venue : 18-21 February 2020 ; 5H30PM to 9PM (Evening Programme), @UR-CBE Gikondo


19th-22nd December 2019 (19th and 20th December 2019 from 5h PM to 9 PM ; 21st and 22nd December 2019 from 8AM to 5PM) Week-end Program Dr. Kasim Ggombe Munyegera

Professional Training : “Strategic Human Resource Management”

15-17 November 2019 (8AM – 5PM), WEEKEND Program Trainer : Dr NDEZE Pierre Damien (PhD in Human Resource Management)

Professional Training about Proposal Writing Skills (including...

18th -20th October 2019 (8AM – 5PM) ----Weekend program Trainer : Dr Rukundo Bosco Johnson


25th February 2020 @ Kigali, Rwanda Theme : “Building Productive Capacities for Structural Economic Transformation”

Professional training : "Project Management for Donor Funded...

Date : 08-10 June 2019 Trainer : Mr. AGABA BROAD

Call for application for a Professional Training : “Strategic...

Date : 03-05 May 2019 (8am – 5pm) at University of Rwanda Trainer : Dr NDEZE Pierre Damien (PhD in Human Resource Management)

Call for application for a Professional Training : “Introduction...

19-21 April 2019 (8am – 5pm) au UR/CBE Dr Olivier Habimana (Expert in SPSS)

Time series data analysis and forecasting using E-views...

02nd - 05th April 2019 (5am – 08:30pm) Venue : UR /CBE Gikondo (former SFB)

Call for application : Professional Training on “Planning,...

DATE : 08-10 February 2019 (8am – 5pm)----Week-end program Venue : University of Rwanda /CBE Gikondo (former SFB)

Call for application : Professional Training about Proposal...

4th-8th March Venue : UR /CBE Gikondo (former SFB)

Call for application for a Professional Training : “Consultancy...

18-22 February 2019 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)----Evening program Venue : University of Rwanda /CBE Gikondo (former SFB)

Call for application for a Professional Training Course : “Project...

DATE : 29-31 January 2019 (8am – 5pm) Venue : UR /CBE Gikondo (former SFB)