1. Introduction

EPRN Consult Co Ltd is a subsidiary company of the Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN). 100% of shares are owned by EPRN NGO. EPRN Consult Co Ltd is officially registered through Rwanda Development Board (Registration Company Code No.107900371 and Serial No.440788) with the aim of undertaking commissioned research and capacity building consultancies as business for profit. EPRN Consult Co. Ltd draws human resource experts from the Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN) which is a membership-based NGO registered with the Rwanda Governance Board (Registration No 403/RGB/NGO/LP/2018) that was established in 2008.

2. Our services

EPRN Consult Co Ltd offers customized professional support and solutions to public and private institutions in form of research services, organization development, organization capacity assessments, strategic planning, project evaluations, financial management, social inclusion, change management and organization re-engineering, trainings, coaching, mentoring and advisory services in policy reviews and formulation guidance in different sectors.

Key services of the EPRN Consult Co Ltd are categorised into three pillars : (a) research and consultancies, (b) prepare and deliver professional trainings, (c) research mentorship and publication support, (c) networking (we are a pool of experts in various areas) ; and (d) organise networking events.

3. Our Networks

EPRN is a network of experts in socio-economic fields. Members are mostly individual researchers and analysts ; and institutions.

EPRN has working relationships with Universities like University of Rwanda, University of Kigali, Mount Kenya University, Kiel University in Germany, etc. ; Government institutions like the Ministry of Economic Planning and Finance, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, National Bank of Rwanda, the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda, Rwanda Management Institute, etc. ; and Development partners like the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, etc. to research on policy issues, conduct capacity building activities and organise policy debates.

4. Our quality assurance system

EPRN has a research and consultancy quality committee that provides guidance and framework for research and consultancy services. The committee oversees efficient and effective delivery of assignment to clients. To ensure that quality services are delivered to clients, EPRN applies the standard operating procedures and internal controls checks on processes and outputs of the consultants.

5. Our Technical Capabilities

EPRN Consult Co Ltd has built a strong reputation in research, projects’ evaluation (baseline, mid-terms and end-line), capacity building consultancies, organization of networking events, etc.

EPRN draws its combined experience from strong force of up to 1,600 experts/affiliated members in various professional fields, having conducted various assignments both with the institution and individually. Some of the key institutions served by our experts in the recent past are summarized in the table below :

Name and contact of the Client Description of assignment Period
Betty MUTESI, Country Director International Alert Rwanda E-mail : Rwanda@international-alert.org Analysis of community- based practices to address food security shocks : A case study in 7 targeted districts 2020
Nina Harder Programme Coordinator, Oxfam Germany Programme, Email : nharder@oxfam.de End of Project evaluation of “Strengthening of Climate Resilience & Food Security of Smallholders in Nyagatare, Nyamagabe & Muhanga Districts, Rwanda” for DUTERIMBERE 2020
Mr. Shoichi Iwata Sub-chief Advisor of the Project for JICA ICT Innovation Ecosystem Strengthening Japan International Cooperation Agency P.O. Box 6878 Kacyiru, Kigali-Rwanda Tel : +250 (0) 788301731/32/23 Consultancy services in Policy Analysis and Formulation with a focus on Research and Data Analysis to support staff of the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication and Innovation 2020
Oliver Dalichau Resident Representative Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Rwanda Mbl. : +250 784 842 824 E-Mail : oliver.dalichau@fes-rwanda.org Training of Journalists reporting on Business related news about regional integration, Trade, international economics, etc. 2019
Immaculée Mukampabuka Head of Program Oxfam Rwanda Country Office Mobile :+250-788410998 Email : imukampabuka@oxfam.org.uk End-line Evaluation of Oxfam in Rwanda Five Year Strategy (2015 – 2020). 2019
Mugarura Jean Baptiste National Director Youth for Christ/Rwanda Email : yfcrwansa@gmail.com Tel : +250725383083 Training of staff of the YFC/Rwanda in Project Management for Donor funded projects 2019
Dr Jan Misch Program advisor, GIZ Rwanda GIZ-MIP Program Email : jan.miksch@giz.de Tel : +250784446543 Facilitating the study/analysis of EICV4 for income distribution module, for GIZ program ‘macroeconomic advice for poverty reduction’. 2019
Lauric NGOUEMBE Inspection Générale des Finances Ministre des Finances et du Budget Email : contact@finances.gouv.cg BP : 2083 Brazzaville-Congo Professional Training to a team of six experts from the Ministry of Finance and Budget of the Republic of Congo Brazzaville attended a professional training about “Financial Programming : Methods and Application”. 2019
Dr Jan Miksch Program advisor, GIZ Rwanda GIZ-MIP Program Email : jan.miksch@giz.de Tel : +25078444654 Facilitating Training Sessions to Young Economists Program (YEP) under financing of the GIZ Rwanda. Trained courses included : data analysis, cost benefit analysis, feasibility studies, financial modeling, etc. 2018,2019,2020
Theophile Nzabahimana Country Director The Gallagher Trust/Tubiteho E-mail : theophilegallagber@gmail.com Te:078350260 Training in Management of Donor-funded projects (project design including Business plan development, project implementation, project monitoring and evaluation and reporting) 2018-2019
Prof Kigabo Thomas Chief Economist, Rwanda Central Bank Study for BNR and MINECOFIN through GIZ Tel : +250788303633 e-mail : tkigabo@bnr.rw Consultancy on conducting studies about Rwanda’s Financial Sector and Capital Market as a source of Finance for Economic Growth. 2018
Hande Güneykaya Akpınar Project Manager EQUINOCIO SL, under European Union contract, Calle Núñez de Balboa, 114 – 3º ofic. 19.28006 Madrid (España). E-mail : hakpinar@equinoccio.eu Mobile : +90-5336836866 Satisfaction survey on cross border trade at Rusizi II (Rwanda) and Bukavu (DRC)

Time survey on cross border trade at Rusizi II (Rwanda) and Bukavu (DRC)

Traffic survey on cross border trade at Rusizi II (Rwanda) and Bukavu (DRC)

Cost Survey on cross border trade at Rusizi II (Rwanda) and Bukavu (DRC)

Dr Jan Miksch Program advisor, GIZ Rwanda GIZ-MIP Program Email : jan.miksch@giz.de Tel : +250784446543 Needs assessment of the capacity gaps at individual and institutional level for economic policy analysis and research in Rwanda 2015