• Cape Verde
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 19, 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 Cabo Verde
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 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)
$ 15.00 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 Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 26, 2019

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Project Description
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The program objectives in this operation are (i) reducing fiscal risks from state-owned enterprises (SOEs) while improving service delivery in infrastractures and (ii) strengthening accountability and effectiveness in fiscal management.

The series is structured around two interrelated policy areas:

• Pillar A aims to reduce fiscal risks from SOEs and improve the management of public assets in the transport, energy, housing and ICT sectors while promoting private sector involvement in the delivery of these key services for enhanced performance. Capitalization and direct subsidies and transfers to the TACV, IFH and ELECTRA fluctuate from year to year but averaged over 2 percent of GDP per year between 2014-2018. Concurrently, explicit guarantees to the same entities average 7 percent of GDP. There is also significant on-lending by the central government to ELECTRA and IFH, which is a source of contingent liabilities. The reforms supported by the series are expected to minimize fiscal exposure to these entities while improving the quality of air and maritime transportation and energy services. Overall, the program includes: (i) repositioning the role of the State in the provision of international air and maritime interisland transportation; (ii) reducing ELECTRA’s commercial losses and revisiting tariffs to improve the financial position of the utility while supporting affordability of services for low-income households; (iii) restructuring the Casa Para Todos(CPT) social housing program to increase its performance and reduce related debt service risks; and (iv) adopting regional directives opening access to ICT wholesale broadband infrastructure, so as to boost sound competition and reduce cost of service.

• Pillar B support reforms which aim at strengthening accountability and effectiveness in budget and debt management. Building on the first operation on the series, key policy actions focus on: (i) implementing new budget and debt legislation for more effective and transparent management, clearly linking the medium-term fiscal framework with fiscal and debt targets; (ii) implementing legislation which strengthens the powers of the Court of Accounts - which is the supreme audit institution (SAI) responsible for the supervision of the legality of public expenditures and the audit of public accounts; (iii) enhancing tax transparency, streamlining tax exemptions and
revoking undue exemptions ; and (iv) rationalizing public investment selection

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World Bank:
Rohan Longmore, Christine M. Richaud
Senior Economist

Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance
Carla Cruz
National Director of Planning 


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