Angola - Economic Governance and Capacity Building (Technical Assistance Phase II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Aug 2022
Planned Completion Date 03 May 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Commitment U.A 85,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed project is a Middle-Income Country Technical Assistance Fund (MIC-TAF) Grant of Eighty-Five Thousand Units of Account (UA 85,000) to the Republic of Angola for the e-Procurement Assessment Technical Assistance. This Technical Assistance operation will complement the first phase of the Public Procurement Technical Assistance Project and will build on the achievement and lessons learned from the Economic Diversification Support Program (EDSP) to improving the overall fiduciary reforms and contributing to the mitigation of key fiduciary risks. The operation will also support capacity building of institutions playing the central role in procurement and financial management such as the National Procurement Authority (SNCP) and the Court of Auditors. By providing technical assistance and capacity building of institutions in charge of internal fiduciary oversight of ongoing Bank’s financed projects, the operation will also contribute to the improvement of the overall performance of the Bank’s portfolio in Angola. Technical assistance will enable the Bank to deliver its knowledge management and advisory services. It will also help to address public procurement challenges that have hampered the overall performance of the Bank’s portfolio. The project comprises two main components: (a) Assessment of the Procurement System using the Sector Level Assessment (SLA) module of the MAPS Methodology; and (b) Capacity Building. It shall be implemented over a period of twelve (12) months between September 2022 and September 2023.

Project Objectives

The overarching development objective of the Project is to improve transparency and accountability in management of public resources through improved procurement practices in the Health Sector. The main purpose of the proposed project is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the country Procurement System and strengthen users’ capacity to utilize the system. The project will provide targeted technical assistance and knowledge management support to the National Public Procurement Service (the Public Procurement Authority) to (a) deliver its mandate of ensuring efficient, effective, transparency and accountable public procurement systems and practices across the country, with focus on the Health Sector; and (b) institutional assessment and provide advisory services with the aim of strengthening the capacity of institutions in charge of procurement and financial management, especially in the Health Sector. Additionally, the grant will inform the design of pipeline projects in the field of public procurement and financial management reform.


The project is expected to result in the improved capacity of institutions legislatively mandated to deal with procurement. The project main beneficiaries are institutions playing the central role in procurement and financial management such as the National Procurement Authority (SNCP) and the Court of Auditors in Angola. At the end of the project, the following outputs are expected: (a) assessment of the health sector procurement system, using the Sector Level supplementary module of the OECD Methodology for the Assessment of Procurement Systems (MAPS); (b) Training of 50 procurement practitioners; and (c) Sectoral Level Procurement Capacity Development Action Plan (SL- PDAP), with effective and practical backing to procurement reforms at the health sector level. In addition, the training would enhance knowledge of management of contract based on FIDIC conditions of contract, leading to improved operational effectiveness.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-AO-HZ0-001
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Herminio Manuel Tombolane MALATE

Geographic Location

Country Angola
Coordinates Location Name
-8.91667 13.33924 Luanda Province