1,109 Ministry of Finance staff in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe were trained on budget transparency and public financial management (PFM).
In addition, 290 staff in Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe participated in information and awareness-raising campaigns on budget transparency and PFM.
133 government officials – both from the Ministries of Finance and other departments – in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe were trained in gender responsive budgeting methodology.
Outcomes and impact
Here are some of the longer-term outcomes and impact which have resulted from the above outputs:
In Angola, transparency of public accounts is named among priority issues in the new Executive’s agenda;
In Cabo Verde, the 2018 state budget law contains a chapter on gender responsive budgeting and a 4-level scale of gender markers. So far, more than 90 percent of budgeted programmes, projects and activities have been coded with a gender marker.
In Guinea Bissau, quarterly expenditure reports are now presented in town-hall meetings organized by the Ministry of Finance. Such reports are now being published in a timely manner and in two most-widely spoken languages of the country, Portuguese and Creole.
In Mozambique, gender markers are now ready to be operationalized by the Ministry of Finance. A standard operating procedure to ensure the follow up to SAI recommendations by the country’s General Inspectorate of Finance is in place and being widely shared in the central and local decentralized units.