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Rwandan Governance Initiative (RIG)
Rwanda Initiative for Governance (RIG) is Rwanda citizens Organization working to promote good governance and citizen participation. It was established in 2011.

Latest News:    Report on the August 2017 Presidential Election.

Spring 2017 Report on Training activities and election preparation: click here     
 Latest news on training in schools (May 2016)
 Rwanda still least corrupt in East Africa



Promote and for the benefit of the public, the values of integrity, impartiality, accountability, responsibility and transparency in the practices of governance of public and corporate institutions.



  • Advancing the education of the public in the processes of good governance, and the application of the above values and principles among civil servants, public and corporate institutions;


  • Promoting citizens participation, principles of accountability, social responsibility and inclusion in all governance initiatives;


  • Partnering with state organizations/ institutions, private and other CSOs local and international to fight against injustice and corruption under its different forms;


  • Gender equality as one of good governance’s pillars;


  • Entering or creating national coalitions and entering into international networks to facilitate the monitoring of public administration, judicial and electoral processes, and other processes of good governance, so as to identify departures from good practices.


  • Carrying out researches into the processes of governance and the development of tools and systems for improving and delivering good governance for the profit of the Rwanda population without any discrimination;

The organs of the organization are:

  • The General Assembly;
  • Executive Committee;
  • Executive Secretariat;
  • Audit Committee;
  • Arbitration Committee





MUHIRE Hilaire (Chairman) :



Tel: 250788502666




MUGISHA Jules Déo (Deputy Chairman):




Tel: 250788305881


Current News

Rwanda is among the least corrupt countries in sub-Saharan Africa

According the Global Corruption Barometer 2013 by transparency International on  11 July 2013  Rwanda  among   the least in the  Region.  The corruption trends in East Africa show that Rwanda is the least bribery-prone country in the region ...   click here

Rwanda celebrated the International Day of Peace - 21 September, 2013

Rwanda Initiative for Governance celebrated the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September - to read about it click here.

International conference on Governance and Democracy: an African Perspective (05/08/12)

Rwanda held an International Conference on Governance and Democracy: an African Perspective on 28-30 June 2012. Please click here to read a summary of what was discussed at this event.


Rwanda Initiatives for Governance looks to the future! (05/08/2012)

MUHIRE Hilaire (Chairman) outlines what Rwanda Initiatives for Governance (RIG) have been up this last six months and what the vision is for the months ahead. Click here to have a read.