Social policy and children in Rwanda: A situation analysis

The Government of Rwanda has demonstrated its commitment to investing in social protection by gradually expanding the Vision Umurenge Programme (VUP) from two components in 2008 to eleven in 2023. The revised VUP programme document and the National Strategy for Sustainable Graduation adopted by Cabinet in 2022 offer a robust and comprehensive framework with clear pathways for providing support to vulnerable families based on a life cycle approach, and a package of livelihood enhancement interventions and complementary services that will complement cash assistance.