Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development
SPEED+

Capacity Building

Cost-Benefit Analysis of USAID Technical Assistance

The purpose of this paper is to estimate the quantifiable benefits of two USAID programs on private sector development in Mozambique: Technical Assistance to the Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA) and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC), which operated from 2003 to 2005; and the Mozambique Trade and Investment Project (TIP), which has operated since 2005.

 

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Since its creation in 1998, CTA has taken on more and more responsibility asthe main voice for the private sector in Mozambique and the focal pointfor public-private sector dialogue. However, CTAs organizational structure has not kept pace with its growth. Recognizing this, in December 2007, CTA requested the TIP Project to assist with organizational development and institutional strengthening of CTA. A team of consultants (Beryl York, Sergio Chitara and Claudio Gastal and Fernando Mattos of the Brazilian Competitiveness Movement) under took the consultancy, which had the following objectives:

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From March 23-25, 2008, the TIP Project helped financed the First International Conference on Regional Integration Issues and SADC Law.

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The Trade and Investment Project worked with the Government of Mozambique to organize a seminar on economic development and public sector management for all of the country’s ministers, deputy ministers, and permanent secretaries. The brainchild of President Guebuza, the seminar sparked lively and open debate. Bruce Bolnick of Nathan Associates coordinated presentations by a panel of international experts and spoke on competitiveness, globalization, and the economics of development.

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