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Making Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme Public Works Care-Responsive

Published on 1 August 2017

Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP), which comprises cash transfers, public works and financial services, aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020. Public works, the focus of the research outlined in this note, provides paid employment for extremely poor households with at least one able-bodied adult. The aim of the VUP is for the very poorest to ‘graduate’ out of poverty through the programme.

This note examines how VUP Public Works can avoid a ‘double burden’ on working women and instead generate a ‘double boon’ by providing paid work that empowers women and supports their unpaid care work responsibilities.

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Making Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme Public Works Care-Responsive, Programmatic Notes. Brighton. IDS.

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Keetie Roelen

Research Fellow / Co-Director, Centre for Social Protection

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published by
Institute of Development Studies
authors
Murphy-McGreevey, C., Roelen, K. and Nyamulinda, B.
language
English

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Rwanda

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