Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development

CTA Institutional Strengthening & Organizational Development

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:

  • To analyze CTA’s organizational structure (Board, Management Staff and Constituent Associations), its internal decision-making processesand its communication channels in order to identify weaknesses andrecommend ways to increase CTA’s ability to accomplish its objectivesand improve communication within and between operational units, its members, donors and the Government.
  • To analyze the question of the extent to which CTA should seek toensure its financial sustainability. Given its mandate, what is areasonable mix of donor, subscription, sponsorship, and governmentcontributions to its budget? What are the pros and cons of different weights?
  • To analyze the possibilities of establishing a policy analysis unit of CTA that: (a) independently conduct objective analysis and researchbut guided by the interests of the members and board; (b) ensures workdone by the policy unit is made widely available to business, government, media, academia, and the public in general; (c) ensures rules are in place to distinguish between the unit’s research function and CTAs official policy positions, which may be prepared by the unit.

The executive summary and report are attached below. Further support to implement the report recommendations began in June 2008.

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