The Local Competitiveness Facility (LCF) is a matched grant facility to support private business partnerships focusing on value chain integration. NGOs and Training and Vocational Centres (TVETs) can also be a partner under certain conditions. Four Districts were selected to pilot LCF, namely Nyagatare, Gisagara, Gakenke and Rutsiro

The main outcome of LCF is to fund innovative economic partnerships projects to enhance pro-poor local economic development (LED). The businesses benefitting from LCF should make an economic impact, contributing to economic growth of the District and improved quality of life of its citizens.

LCF is a fund implemented by the Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA) in the Ministry of Local Government of Rwanda, and the respective Districts supported by the Rwanda Decentralization Support Programme (RDSP) of Enabel, the Belgian development Agency.

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