The World Bank defines civil society as the wide array of non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that have a presence in public life, expressing the interests and values of their members or others, based on ethical, cultural, political, scientific, religious or philanthropic considerations. It defines civil society organizations as a wide array of organizations: community groups, NGOs, labour unions, indigenous groups, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations, and foundations.”
The main objective of this report is to highlight the contribution of both national and international Non-Governmental Organizations to the development of Rwanda post the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It focuses on the key sectors of “agriculture”, “education”, “WASH”, “governance”, “women empowerment”, and “justice and peace building” and how CSOs have impacted communities in these sectors. It was commissioned through a partnership framework between the Network of International None Governmental Organizations (NINGO) and the Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP).