Angola - Institutional Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Feb 2011
Signature Date 01 Apr 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 4,920,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Institutional Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction project is in response to a Government of Angola (GoA) request for technical assistance from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to help build capacity of the National Directorate of Public Investment (NDPI) in the Ministry of Planning (MINPLAN). The initiative is part of GoA's efforts to improve execution of the Public Investment Program (PIP) for economic growth and poverty reduction. The project is expected to strengthen institutional capacity for improved planning, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of publicly-financed projects. Key staff in NDPI, MINPLAN and Offices of Studies and Planning (GEPs) at ministerial and provincial levels will be trained in project cycle components for the quality and impact of public spending.

Project Objectives

The project outputs will include: (i) a capacity building master plan; (ii) trained human resources and improved skills for project management; (iii) M&E systems and key performance indicators (KPIs) for performance measurement of public investments; (iv) improved project management tools and manuals; and (v) strategic studies for multi-year investment programs. The duration of the project will be 30 months after the signature of the grant agreement at a total cost of UA 5.17 million. The project will benefit NDPI and MINPLAN primarily, but also impact GEPs located in other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that are involved in designing and managing public investments and poverty reduction projects across the country's 18 provinces. The project will ultimately benefit majority of Angolans, especially the poor, as a result of improved appraisal, implementation and performance of government's public investments programs and donor-funded projects.


The proposed project targets NDPI/MINPLAN, and 56 GEPs in 27 ministries, 18 provinces and 11 other Government Budget Units that are involved in planning, appraisal and implementation of development projects in the country. The direct beneficiaries of this project are the government institutions and their staff whose capacity will be strengthened. The ultimate beneficiaries are Angolan citizens especially the poor who will benefit from improved performance of government agencies responsible for promoting poverty reduction and economic growth. The expected outcomes include an improvement in the country's CPIA-13 ratings and a reduction in proportion of projects at risk in the Bank's portfolio and GoA's PIP portfolio in general.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Angola
Ministry of Planning


IATI identifier 46002-P-AO-IE0-001
Last Update 07 Aug 2020


Contact Details

Name BARBOSA Yolanda Arcelina de Oliveira

Geographic Location

Country Angola
Coordinates Location Name
-15.9476 19.3832 Provencia do Cuando Cubango
-8.91136 14.8887 Cuanza Norte Province
-16.5101 15.4353 Cunene Province
-10.827 15.032 Provencia do Kwanza Sul