Department for International Development - Rwanda

A programme of extensive organisational reform

 

 

About

The Department for International Development Rwanda (DIFDR) is the leading donor organisation to the Government of Rwanda, committed to tackling the extreme poverty endemic in a nation striving to redefine itself.

Solution

In response to the complex situation faced by the organisation, DFIDR invited two consultants from the Impact Relief and Development Group to undertake a first-phase assignment aimed at:

  • Assessing the extent of issues limiting performance
  • Building deeper relationships across teams and functions
  • Engaging people with the institutional changes
  • Forging a shared sense of direction
Result

The programme achieved significant outcomes on two levels;

  • Galvanised the staff around the changes ahead, preparing them to take responsibility for greater personal and organisational performance.
  • It lay the groundwork for a programme of extensive organisational reform, based on five key drivers for change: Management and Leadership, People, Teams, Strategic Planning and Systems & Structures.