Star Report: Cabo Verde Compact II | May 2019
Coordination and Partnerships
The GoCV received unsolicited proposals from the private sector to operate and complete the land cadaster on a PPP basis. This would enhance the sustainability of MCC’s compact by completing the MCC-funded land in-vestments and extending the rights and boundaries work and land cadaster coverage to other islands. MCC has recommended that the GoCV continue to study its options for a PPP after the end of the compact.
- The WASH project was designed to incentivize corporatization of municipal water supply and sanitation systems and to get strong support by other key donors in the sector. The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, a multi-donor technical assistance facility affiliated with the World Bank, implemented an activity valued at $235,500 to widen the reach of the compact by financing feasibility studies to create two multi-municipality utilities for water and sanitation services on the islands of Santo Antão and São Nicolau. These utilities were modeled after the multi-municipality utility created on Santiago under the compact, which operates on a corporatized, commercial basis. Additionally, LuxDev, a long-standing partner of the GoCV that is active in the WASH sector, pledged up to €4 million to strengthen the IGF as the IGF evolved into a revolving fund, as well as €8.5 million in technical assistance for the WASH sector, including institutional strengthening of ANAS and AdS.(Money pledged to the IGF was later reallocated to other WASH sector activities due to a lack of activity with the fund.) Finally, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation co-invested $400,000 alongside MCC in the SAF, which was aimed at increasing access to water and sanitation for poor households. As part of the SAF, the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s investment funded house connection fees and sanitation equipment. When added to MCC’s funding, this partnership funded connections for approximately 4,300 poor and disadvantaged households in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas, a result not anticipated during compact design.