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Better monitoring of government spending by parliaments can reduce corruption and ensure money is spent as the public intended. WFD worked in partnership with the Parliament of Mozambique and UNICEF to improve the management of public money. Our programme on building Parliament’s ability to conduct budget oversight supported the Mozambique’s Parliament role in achieving this. We also worked with the Mozambican Association of Disabled People to ensure the inclusion and participation of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the 2019 elections.

2009: year of first WFD programme
Parliamentary Financial Oversight

WFD, in partnership with UNICEF, worked to improve the management of public money through improving the institutional capacity of the Mozambique Parliament to provide comprehensive, accurate, and timely budgetary information to parliamentarians and parliamentary committees.

In 2016, WFD supported the set-up of the Unit of Economic, Financial and Budget Studies (UEEFO), based on the concept of a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) – an independent institution to provide neutral economic advice. UEEFO, as part of the Technical Cabinet, enabled data and analysis on the budget to be communicated more effectively. Better Government spending monitoring by parliaments can reduce corruption and ensure money is spent as the public intends.

Connecting with the WFD network of PBOs and UK expertise exposed UEEFO to international best practice of economic analysis for parliaments. Development of test products, enhanced communications and sustainable vision helped embed the services within the Mozambique Parliament. Materials to train and share best practice with MPs and staff were also developed.

Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy

Advancing the Inclusion and Participation of Persons with Disability

WFD worked with ADEMO (the Mozambican Association of Disabled People) to ensure the inclusion and participation of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) before and after the elections in 2019. Key activities included:

  • Policy gap and socio political/economic contextual analysis on the barriers to effective inclusion;
  • Annual Policy Forum on Political and Economic Inclusion of PWDs in Mozambique;
  • Development of a National PWD Agenda;
  • Supporting the development of inclusive electoral political party manifestos, including in the Plano Quinquenal do Governo;
  • Workshops, round-tables and capacity-building sessions for political parties’, MPs and PWDs association members on topics related to inclusive governance, especially pro-PWD policies;
  • Quarterly policy briefings related to PWDs’ socio political and economic inclusion;
  • Production of media initiatives at the national and community level (TV and radio).

This work was funded under WFD’s global Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D) programme. The CP4D programme supported parliaments in 18 Commonwealth Member States between 2018-2020.

Country Data

Population:

Population:

28.8
Million
GDP:

GDP:

$11 billion
(USD)
GDI per capita:

GDI per capita:

$480
(USD)
Media freedom:

Media freedom:

48/100
(partly free)
Democracy index:

Democracy index:

53/100
(partly free)

Key Results

Establishment off the first ever Parliamentary Budget Office in Mozambique in 2016.

Implementation

Building Parliament’s ability to conduct budget oversight
Completed
End date: March 2019

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High-level policy dialogue on democracy and development in Mozambique with His Excellency President Joaquim Chissano

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), in partnership with Joaquim Chissano Foundation and the Institute of Governance, Peace and Leadership, conducted a High-Level Policy Dialogue on democracy development in Mozambique on 18 June 2019. The former President of the Republic of Mozambique, His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, was the patron of this High-Level Policy Dialogue on democracy […]