The Inclusive Development and public Sector Efficiency project seeks to support the Government of Mauritius to effectively achieve equitable growth and promote an inclusive society as part of “Vision 2030” implementation.
The project will address challenges impeding the achievement of gender equality/equity, the implementation of innovative solutions through the use of technology within the civil service and address poverty, with targeted actions amongst vulnerable groups.
The project is in line with the logic of a triple change:
- Change of individuals: The first is to ensure the empowerment of poor households through the introduction of conditional cash transfers to enable the poor to have opportunities to lift them out of poverty. A sense of responsibility. Another challenge is changing the stereotypes and cultural barriers that keep women in situations of inequality. Finally, there is a need to change the attitudes and work approaches of public officers on the basis of new capacity-building programs, performance-based motivation systems, development of collaborative work, etc.
- Change in public management tools: Whether to reduce poverty, ensure gender equality or reform public administration, management tools need to be changed: planning and forecasting tools, M&E frameworks, information systems, surveys (more qualitative, client-oriented and using new technologies).
- Change of institutions and modes of operation: The organization and functioning of public institutions must lead to institutions with clear missions and without overlapping, acting in an open and collaborative way, accountable to the citizens and their representatives. The institutional change includes also the establishment of more fluid relations between the administration and non-state actors (policy dialogue, networking, knowledge sharing, etc.). Strengthening accountability at the local level must be another priority for this institutional transformation.
For more information, download the project factsheet.