Mozambique - Institutionnal Support for Public Sector Reform

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jun 2005
Signature Date 17 Oct 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 May 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 1,865,750.15
Status Completion

Project General Description

Institutional Support Project for Public Sector Reform is designed because of the need for the Government of Mozambique (GoM) to improve the framework of the public sector characterized by inefficiency and highly bureaucratic. The project is expected also to contribute to the improvement of the governance environment and by so doing help to satisfy a fundamental condition for growth and poverty reduction. By contributing to the strengthening of the government’s capacity to deliver public service, the proposed project should facilitate the implementation of the Government’s poverty reduction program and reinforce its efforts to promote good governance. The project has two components: (i) the establishment of 6 One-Stop Shops that should contribute to improve service delivery through decentralization and institutional restructuring and (ii) training activities set up by the Higher Institute of Public Administration (ISAP) directed to the managerial cadre within the public service. Both components should contribute to capacity building within the public sector and implement the Government of Mozambique Public Sector Reform Program objectives.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to building the capacity of the public sector and implement GoM’s PSRP objectives. The specific objectives are: (i) to improve service delivery through decentralization and institutional restructuring; and (ii) to enhance professionalism within the public sector.


The project should benefit, among others, the one-stop-shop (OSS). This OSS focuses on improving the relationship between citizens and the State by providing better public services. The citizens and companies are the major beneficiaries as a result of reduced transaction costs and improved convenience. Main beneficiaries of the ISAP project are civil servants who hold a position of Director or Chief at central and provincial levels. Particularly, there are benefits for civil servants whose qualification is below their position and for officials with a specialized higher education (agronomy, medicine, engineering, etc.) who hold executive positions with a strong administrative component.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Gouvernement du Mozambique
Ministry of State Administration (MAE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MZ-K00-005
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name MUZIMA Joel Daniel

Geographic Location

Country Mozambique
Coordinates Location Name
-25.9655 32.5832 Maputo