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. Nine Districts were selected for LCF call 3, namely Rulindo, Burera, Gatsibo, Kirehe, Huye, Nyamagabe, Gisagara, Nyamasheke, and Karongi.

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 the 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 funded by GIZ and the Government of Rwanda.

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