Since 2003, MINICOM has implemented four projects, namely:
CEDP – Competitive and Enterprise Development Project in partnership with World Bank and African Development Bank).
PPPMER I and II – Projet pour la Promotion des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises au Rwanda in partnership with IFAD which is closing by June 31th 2011 but expects an extension of two years.
EIF – Enhanced Integrated Framework, a multi-donor programme tackling supply-side constraints to trade and integration into the global trading system.
RICP – Rwanda Investment Climate Project in partnership with Investment Climate Facility for Africa which closed in March 2011 but is negotiating an extension.
MINICOM is also implementing an SME facility whereby the Government and the US-ADF contribute on a matching grant basis. The government of Rwanda also receives a Non Project Grant Aid from the Japanese Government in form of fuel products (petrol and diesel). The current available stocks amount to a total of 4,303,250 litres.
The Ministry also receives technical assistance (TA) including the Industrial Observatory (in partnership with UNIDO); financial management experts and an ODI Fellow (in partnership with DFID/UK Aid).
Single PIU: After a decision by the Cabinet, all projects being implemented by the Ministry will be incorporated into one Single Project Implementation Unit. The Ministry has hired the Capacity Developments Consultants (CDC) to study the feasibility and establishment of the SPIU; results are expected end May and implementation is expected starting July 2011.
Decentralization: In the spirit of decentralization, MINICOM has established an institutional framework with local governments to allow them to deliver on issues regarding trade, industry, tourism and cooperatives. The provincial trade focal points who mainly deal with issues finding markets for local produces are supplemented by District Cooperative and Business Officers (DCOs) and starting July 2011 each sector will have an officer in charge of cooperative and business development.
Finally MINICOM leads the Sector Working Group on Private Sector under EDPRS. The Ministry also assumes vice-chairmanship of the Economic Cluster chaired by MINECOFIN.