Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS Jun 23, 2022
Disclosed by Bank Oct 1, 2021
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to increase the amount and reliability of fiscal transfers, strengthen institutional capacity for urban and public financial management, and improve access to civil registration.
The project has four components:
Component 1: Municipal Grants to Support Administrative Decentralization (US$200.0M). Component 1 will support the establishment of a Municipality Grant (MG) as a way of piloting an intergovernmental transfer system in preparation for the comprehensive implementation of the FEAL and FEM and to establish a link between levels of fiscal transfers and performance. In line with fiscal decentralization, the GoA is developing an intergovernmental transfer system to improve transparency, predictability, and equitable allocation of resources channelled to municipalities. Critically, the Government agrees that orienting the transfer system towards results-based approach and integrating participatory budgeting is crucial to ensuring effective, transparent, and responsive local level service delivery. In this context, the project will support the establishment of a MG to incentivize a select number of municipalities to improve their institutional and financial management capacity and set a firm foundation for the introduction of performance objectives. The Government intends to apply the lessons of this pilot in scaling up I its own intergovernmental transfer system, particularly in the roll out of the FEAL and FEM. In making transfers from the Grant to municipalities, particular attention will be given to support municipal responses to COVID-19,thereby providing a vital financing vehicle for placing Angolan municipalities at the frontline of the COVID-19 response.
Component 2: Strengthening Municipal Administration and Financial Management (US$29M). The objective of this component is to strengthen PFM systems and the capacity for decentralization both at the central and subnational levels. Parallel interventions at the national and municipal levels in the form of technical assistance will help to establish fundamental building blocks for efficient public financial management and sound urban planning and land management in beneficiary municipalities, contributing to improving municipal financial sustainability in the long run.
Component 3: Increasing Formal Identity Coverage to Facilitate Inclusive Access to Services (US$10M). The objective of this component is to increase access to services, particularly for the most vulnerable populations, through strengthening platforms for civil registration. The project will support: revising the institutional set-up and legal framework for civil registration; simplifying and automating business processes; reinforcing interoperability of the national civil registration database with other governmental databases; streamlining the process for late birth registration by adults; strengthening the institutional and operational capacity of civil registration staff, and enhancing citizen engagement, with a particular focus on targeting the most vulnerable populations, including women, and addressing the barriers they face in civil registration.
Component 4: Project Management (US$10M). This component aims to support implementing institutions to achieve project results while also providing just in time funds for future priorities. The key result of this component is enhanced capacity for project management and institutional coordination to achieve project results.
Joseph Kizito Mubiru
Lead Financial Management Specialist
Ministry of Finance
Ministry Of Finance
Ottoniel Carvalho dos Santos
Ministry of Territorial Administration
Director Nacional do Poder Local
Ministry of Justice
Chefe de Departamento de Planeamento
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