Based on one of the premises of the Paris Declaration, the ODAMoz database was created in 2005 and updated in 2012, with the aim of serving as the main consultation channel for information on external financing, supporting the processes for preparing the Economic and Social Plan , State Budget and Medium Term Fiscal Scenario in Mozambique.
Some gaps have been detected, and the government intends, with the assistance of the World Bank, to improve the database. The provider of the new system must have a minimum experience of seven years in the market.
The terms of reference for the company that will develop and install the platform were made public this Tuesday, on the official page of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).
Among the failings of the current platform are its complexity and lack of interconnection to public finance management processes (planning and budgeting, public debt, monitoring and evaluation of public expenditure), Also, the system does not use the same classification as the national state budget and it lacks an administration module allowing the management of information without resorting to the developer.
According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the technological features of the current platform are obsolete, making it difficult to register, organise, search and analyse information.
The government has already hired a consulting firm to prepare a business model for the new foreign aid database, including basic documentation for design, development and implementation.
“The contract for the achievement of the terms of reference objectives until the launch of the new database must be executed within 26 weeks, counting from the contract visa issued by the Administrative Court,” the Ministry of Economy and Finance indicates.
After the launch of the new database, the provider must, for a period of 52 weeks, carry out maintenance and provide technical training and skills transfer.
By Edson Arante
Source: O País via Club of Mozambique