Diplomacy Promotion and Economic Development in Rwanda A Case of United States Embassy Kigali

Authors

  • Mrs. Diana UWERA School of Social Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Dr. Paul MUNENE Senior Lecturer, Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda

Keywords:

Diplomacy Promotion, Economic Development, United States Embassy Kigali

Abstract

The Diplomacy performs a key role in shaping what takes area in international relations including bilateral relations, development aids, foreign policy and political and state interests. Diplomacy promotion is changing along with at least three dimensions, so the first is that in today’s world household participants work nationally to meet famous challenges. Not long ago, diplomacy used to promote hobbies throughout the country, while development used to be once the eradication of poverty. The intentions of the researcher to conduct a study to find out the role of diplomacy promotion on economic development of Rwanda with specific consideration of the United States of America Embassy in Kigali. The researcher also used descriptive research design and while collecting data interview guide and questionnaire were used as data collection instrument. The study sampled 152 respondents from 246 employees of United Nations of America Embassy in Kigali. The data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistic. In descriptive statistics mean and standard deviation was used while in inferential statistic correlation and regression analysis through use of SPSS version 21. The study results revealed that capacity building, social welfare and Poverty reduction has role in economic development of Rwanda. The study revealed that that the overall model had R coefficient .975 reveals that diplomacy promotion (capacity building, social welfare and Poverty reduction) had a positive relationship with economic development of Rwanda. The coefficient of determination indicated by Adjusted R square of .950 also indicates that capacity building, social welfare and Poverty reduction explains 95.0% the role economic development of Rwanda .Thus, it implies that predictors of economic development of Rwanda such as Per capital income of and Gross domestic product had 95.0%. The findings of this study proved that there is a relationship between capacity building and economic development of Rwanda (p=.773 and sig=.000), between social welfare and economic development of Rwanda (p=.783 and sig=.000). Thus, it implies that there is a relationship between diplomacy promotion (capacity building, social welfare and Poverty reduction) and economic development with specific consideration of US Embassy Kigali. The researcher would like to recommend to the US Embassy Kigali to enhance the foreign policy regarding promotion of capacity building among the people living in Rwanda to ensure economic development. The researcher would also like to recommend to the beneficiaries of US Embassy Kigali projects to make sure that the projects run for them reduce poverty and enhance the welfare of their households because the results showing that there is a positive significant between diplomacy and poverty reduction, and social welfare in Rwanda.

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

UWERA, D., & MUNENE, P. (2021). Diplomacy Promotion and Economic Development in Rwanda A Case of United States Embassy Kigali. Journal of Advance Research in Social Science and Humanities (ISSN: 2208-2387), 7(10), 13–25. Retrieved from https://nnpub.org/index.php/SSH/article/view/1072