Rwanda is one of eight countries—Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay, and Viet Nam—that volunteered to “Delivering as One” pilot countries. The countries agreed to work within the UN system, capitalizing on the strengths and comparative advantages of the different agencies of the UN family. Collectively, the countries are experimenting with ways to increase the UN system’s impact through more coherent programmes, reduced transaction costs for governments, and lower overhead costs for the UN system.
The eight pilot countries are making reforms based on four principles: One Leader, One Budget, One Programme, and One Office.
These changes were made to improve the countries' responses to varied needs by drawing on all parts of the UN system, whether based in-country or abroad. In Rwanda, the exercise has already helped to align UN programmes and funding more closely to national priorities. It has strengthened government leadership and ownership and has ensured access to the experience and expertise of a wider range of UN organizations.