Public Participation in Policy making
The adoption and successful implementation of policy and regulations require broad support from all stakeholders. The engagement and participation of all interested parties increase the likelihood of understanding and implementation of policies and reforms. The right to ensure public participation in the rule making process including public policy issues and process is entrenched in Mozambican legal framework. However, public participation in public policy formulation has been done on an ad-hoc basis and there is no legal framework which obliges to call for public participation in policy formulation. In 2012 the Confederação das Associações Económicas de Moçambique (CTA ), the Associacao de Comercio e Industia (ACIS) in collaboration with the Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development ( USAID / SPEED ) engaged the services of Sal & Caldeira Advogados LDA to develop the Draft Law on Public Participation in the Legislative Process Mozambique. This initiative will embark on a public consultation process led by CTA and other implementation partners, we invite your comments.