Provincial Development Plan Sofala: Evaluation and new Plan 2021-2030

Contract partner: CSREP - Conselho dos Serviços Provinciais de Representação do Estado na Província de SofalaCountry: Mosambik Funding amount: € 150.000,00Project start: 01.12.2020End: 31.12.2022

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project supports the Provincial Government of Sofala in drafting a new Strategic Development Plan for the province covering the period 2021 - 2030. To include lessons learnt from the previous provincial development plan the project will support the evaluation of achievements and challenges faced during the period 2010 - 2020. The drafting of the new strategic plan will be done in a participatory way based on national guidelines which guarantee the participation of all major’s stakeholders at community, district and provincial level.

Expected results

The expected outcome of the project is a new development Agenda for Sofala which is aligned to the SDGs as well as the national development plan. The main objective of the new strategic development plan is to increase economic and social growth and reduce the poverty rate by 2030. This should be achieved by increasing production and productivity in all sectors with an emphasis on agriculture including technological innovation, promotion of employment, labour law and social security. In addition, the plan should foster reforms aimed at integrating measures of resilience to climate and disasters risks and promote political, economic, social and cultural stability.

Target group / Beneficiaries

Provincial directorates, district governments as well as other government institutions at national, provincial and local level will consult with business and private sector actors, civil society as well as development partners throughout the drafting process through workshops and seminars. It is expected that the project will support the active participation of approximately 202 persons in the drafting process:

Provincial technical team: 26 technicians

District technical team: 26 technicians

Local steering council: 50 people

Provincial technical council: 50 people

NGOs: 50 (CSO local+ International)

The population of Sofala will benefit indirectly through improved local government capacity and ultimately better service delivery.


The project is structured in 5 phases:

- Evaluation of the Provincial Strategic Development Plan 2010 - 2020;

- Drafting of the Provincial Strategic Development Plan 2021 - 2030 including investment projects;

- Presentation of draft plan to other provincial government departments, private sector, civil society and development partners;

- Fundraising for the provincial investment plan.



ADC has been supporting the province of Sofala in the ongoing local economic development and decentralization process since 1994.

The Provincial Strategic Development Plan is aligned to the priorities and general policy directions of the

Central Government’s 5-year Plan (PQG), the Agenda 2025, the National Strategy for Rural Development

(NSRD), the Global Strategy for Public Sector Reforms (GSPSR), the Global Strategy for Combating Corruption (GSCC) as well as other national policies. The Provincial Strategic Development plan will provide the framework for annual social and economic development plans and provincial budgets.


project number2448-00/2020
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Democracy: 1, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.