Since the end of a ten year civil war in 1992 and the first democratic elections in 1994, Mozambique has sustained rapid growth, largely due to resettlement and the transformation of a centrally-planned state-owned economy into a market-oriented one. Yet despite these improvements, Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 2003 per capita income estimated to be about $226. Nevertheless, the Government of Mozambique (GoM) is determined to achieve greater economic growth and in 2001 the GoM approved a Global Strategy for Public Sector Reform, 2001-2011 as a part of a national effort for better governance. It was then that the GoM requested World Bank support in developing a governance and anti-corruption plan. See the World Bank Country Page.
The three diagnostic surveys were formulated and launched in December 2003. Below are links to the sample surveys (in Portuguese only).
Speech by former Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi regarding the launching of the Governance and Anti-Corruption Diagnostic Surveys [in Portuguese]
- Discurso de sua Excelência Primeiro Ministro, Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi, por ocasião do lançamento oficial da pesquisa nacional de base sobre governação e corrupção [em português] (download 48 kb PDF)
USAID Report: "Assessment of Corruption and Red Tape as Barriers to Trade and Investment in Mozambique" (download 405 kb PDF)
On August 3, 2005 the technical unit for Public Sector Reform of Mozambique (UTRESP) with the presence of the Minister of State Administration presented in Maputo the results from the Governance and Anti-Corruption Diagnostic carried out in the country during 2004. Following this event the government will present the results in workshops where different groups will have the opportunity to discuss the findings.
Local Capacity Building
The GoM established the Technical Unit for Public Sector Reform (UTRESP) to be in charge of implementing public sector reform. The UTRESP prepared a Governance and Anti-corruption strategy that set out to carry out a diagnostic assessment of corruption (in collaboration with WBI). The UTRESP appointed a Steering Committee comprising of representatives from the government, UTRESP, civil society and the media. The Steering Committee will manage the implementation of the diagnostic work, contract a local firm to conduct the surveys and after analyzing the results, will create an Good Governance Strategy. The DFID has committed to fund the data collection and the National Statistical Agency has been helpful in moving this initiative forward.
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