Cabo Verde prioritizes Goal 16

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The Government of Cabo Verde has prioritized governance and public administration (Goal 16) as priority reform areas and aims to move towards a model of political administrative leadership interface, revise the modes and modalities of public service delivery and reduce the size of the administrative apparatus. 

UNDP’s Responsive and Accountable Institutions (RAI) Team in the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster and the Singapore Global Centre for Public Service Excellence fielded a joint mission to support the government efforts. The mission delivered scoping and options paper entitled “Pathways for Public Administration: Policy Options for Cabo Verde” where it proposes attention to a few strategy options related to SDG 16, for the first reform phase and subsequent policy pathways that highlight priority areas for reform. It details out three possible pathways and suggests associated actions on: public service touchpoints; lean public administration apparatus and competence priorities.

Effective public administration is recognized as a key enabler of the Government’s political agenda, the Cabo Verde 2030 Agenda, the Africa 2063 Vision and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), in particular SDG 16 regarding building effective, accountable and inclusive public institutions.