Guinea-Bissau - Public Administration Management Support Project (PAGAP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Nov 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 6,067,340
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Public Administration Management Support Project (PAGAP) is fully in keeping with the third aspiration of the African Union’s Agenda and the 16th Sustainable Development Goal (ODD).PAGAP will support the Republic of Guinea-Bissau in achieving the third aspiration of Agenda 2063 entitled ‘an Africa of Good Governance, Democracy, Respect for Human Rights, Justice and the Rule of Law.’ The project will specifically target the second goal of this aspiration which is to ‘promote capable institutions and transformative leadership in place.’ Under SDG 16 entitled, “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, this support specifically contributes to the achievement of the targets relating to the fight against corruption and the establishment of accountable and transparent institutions at all levels. PAGAP is also consistent with the implementation of the Bank’s CSP 2022-2026 for Guinea-Bissau focused on the following single priority area: ‘Support structural transformation focused on infrastructure and governance reforms for inclusive growth.’

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to build the central government’s capacity to exercise its basic functions through improved public finance management by strengthening public resource management and building revenue mobilisation capacity. The specific objectives are to: (i) strengthen public resource management by (a) improving public sector wage bill management, (b) establishing a more efficient public procurement system, (c) enhancing public investment management and (d) improving gproject and reform planning and implementation; and (ii) building public revenue mobilisation capacity through (a) sustained digitalisation and (b) by building human resource capacity in the tax and customs administrations.


The top eight (8) project beneficiaries are: (i) the Directorate-General of Public Administration (DGAP); (ii) the Office of the Prime Minister; (iii) the Directorate-General of Planning (DGP); (iv) the National Institute of Statistics (INE); (v) the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (ARCP); (vi) the Directorate-General of Public Procurement (DGCP); (vii) the Directorate-General of Contributions and Taxes (DGCI) and (viii) the Directorate-General of Customs (DGA). Indirectly, the project will benefit the population of Guinea-Bissau, which will benefit from PAGAP value-added, in particular, through improvements in the supply of basic public goods and services to the population, by reducing the country’s fragility and ensuring more effective mobilisation and use of public resources which will help to accelerate economic growth.

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility
Ministry of Civil Service, Labour, Employment and Social Security


IATI identifier 46002-P-GW-KA0-010
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Ababacar Mbaye SAMBE

Geographic Location

Country Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates Location Name
11.86357 -15.59767 Bissau