Angola Decentralization for Improved Service Delivery (WB-P170123)

  • Angola
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 13, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Angola
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 250.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 22, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 31, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed project objective is to strengthen the institutional capacity, resource management, and accountability of local governments to improve the delivery of services.

The project has three components:

  1. Reinforcing the financial capability of autarquias to invest in social services and local development. This component aims at improving the performance of autarquias in managing service delivery through: enhancing the organizational structure of autarquias; building the capacity of their public servants; improving financial viability of autarquias; boosting transparency, accountability, and participation at the local level, so as to create the conditions necessary for more effective municipal-level delivery of public services; and strengthening the central government-level’s governance, PFM, and fiscal framework supporting decentralized delivery of services.
    1. Sub-component 1.1: Improving central government policy and implementation for local service delivery. This sub-component focuses on restructuring and strengthening the capacity of central government entities to strategically manage, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of decentralization.
    2. Subcomponent 1.2: Improving financial management capacity, performance and accountability of local government for service delivery.
  2. Strengthening Identity Management. This component aims to increase the number of Angolans with legal identity, thus helping ensure greater access
    to administrative and public services. This involves revising the institutional and legal framework of the civil registry and national identification systems, simplifying and automating processes, reinforcing the organic link between systems, and building the capacity of autarquias to provide deconcentrated identity management services. The end goal is to develop capacities of the GoA to provide secure and trustworthy identification credentials, particularly to the most vulnerable populations (including women), aligned with the ten Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development.23 To pursue this objective the component envisages a two-tier approach, in line with best practices from the Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative:
    1. Subcomponent 2.1: Modernizing Identity Management Systems and Processes. This subcomponent focuses on simplifying and rationalizing Angola’s civil registry and identification systems.
    2. Subcomponent 2.2: Boosting CVRS Services at the Municipal Level 61. This subcomponent focuses on boosting the capacity of autarquias to provide civil registration and BI services through BUAPs.
  3. Project Management. This component aims to support capacity building and institutional strengthening related to achievement of key results while also providing just in time funds for future priorities. Activities supported under this subcomponent include: (i) support for overall project coordination, including operating and human resources costs; (ii) support to Steering Committee and Operational Technical Committee; (iii) technical assistance to support project management and
    implementation (including project M&E, set-up of an environment and social management arrangements, change management and ICT); (iv) just-in-time technical assistance allocation to respond to emerging needs during project implementation; and (v) recruitment of Independent Verification Agency for the verification of Project DLIs and annual financial audit of the Project. Resources will also be used to support communication and dissemination activities, including workshops and communication through different media. The key result of this component is enhanced capacity for project management and institutional coordination to achieve project results.
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World Bank:
Nicoletta Feruglio
Senior Public Sector Specialist

Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Finance
Ricardo Cavudissa

Ministry of Territorial Administration
Marcio Daniel
Secretario de Estado 


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