Capacity gap analysis of "Developing Human Capital in Rwanda" programme

Assessing the awareness, knowledge and skills of key stakeholders for project implementation

Two boys in an early childhood development centre supported by UNICEF Rwanda


In Rwanda, close to 800,000 children under the age of 5 are stunted. This high prevalence of stunting is an obstacle to human capital development. In addition, approximately one third of young children in Rwanda are not reaching their full potential and only around 6 in 10 young children are developmentally on track.

Funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, "Developing Human Capital in Rwanda" is a four-year programme implemented from 2017 to 2020 in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. Focusing on 14 of Rwanda's 30 districts, this programme aims to reduce stunting while promoting early child development, focusing on children from birth up to age 6.

This capacity gap analysis, completed in 2018, aims to assess the awareness, knowledge and skills of key stakeholders at the district, sector, cell and village levels in Rwanda to implement the Developing Human Capital in Rwanda (DHCR) 2017–2020 programme. It also provides recommendations for capacity development in early childhood development, nutrition, WASH, social protection, and children’s rights, as well as in evidence-based planning and budgeting, coordination and collaboration, training and capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation.

UNICEF Rwanda; Partners in Health
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