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Technical assistance to the GARFIP in Sao Tome, 9th mission successfully fullfilled

In order to improve the efficiency of Public Finance Management (PFM) in São Tomé and Príncipe, the Government has developed a PFM Reform Strategy (ERGFP) for the period 2020-2023. The ERGFP has been structured around 8 Specific Objectives and 8 Operational Programmes, to be achieved by implementing a detailed action plan – PARFIP II.

This project provides the Government of São Tomé and Príncipe and its sectoral technical ministries with advice and technical assistance to achieve the objectives of the ERGFP, through the provision of 2 experts, over the period 2021-2023, in support of the Office for Public Finance Reforms (GARFIP) of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Blue Economy (MFPEA), with 9 out of the 13 scheduled missions that have been implemented, so far.

After a second half of year 2022, during which our technical assistance was impacted by the electoral and post-electoral process in STP, S1-2023 was very active, with a very intense TA support provided to GARFIP and the PFM reforms, in STP.

During S1-2023, our TA team carried out the 3 missions in the country, changing the objective of the second mission this semester, after the decision of the Minister PFEA to postpone the realization of the PEFA Gender and the PEFA Climate (initially scheduled for the month  of September 2023), and provided its continued support to GARFIP, as required by the GARFIP team.

Meetings were held with the government PFM entities involved, and workshops in 5 District Councils were provided, for the improvement of the financial reporting at the subnational level and the improvement of the financial accuracy and timeliness of the consolidated quarterly and annual financial statements of the country.

The impacts of the 2022 legislative elections on the PFM reforms were still felt in the 1st half of 2023, as well as the effects of the limitations on internal resources (due to the absence of an approved Budget) that impacted the process of some “Quick wins” in the DO (in budget preparation) and DT (in SOE’s governance).

However, the GARFIP team continued its work satisfactorily, benefiting from the continuous support of the TA team, streamlining some of the PARFIP II activities, engaging the various PFM teams, as well as adequately reprogramming some of the scheduled activities, with the aim of maximizing the improvements of PFM activities in the country, during the year 2023.

After the new Government took office in November 2022, the new employees demonstrated a strong engagement with the reforms, benefited from the TA action-based training, for the realization of a mid-term self-assessment of the ERGFP, which allowed government officials to align themselves with the importance of PFM reforms and to raise their awareness in relation to gender issues, trough the PEFA Gender training realized by our TA team.

The project Capacity Development on Contract Management System for officials in Government of Rajasthan has been successfully completed by Linpico

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the project titled “Capacity Development on Contract Management System for officials in Government of Rajasthan” aiming at enhancing and strengthening the contract management capacity of government personnel to oversee and handle contracts during the entire lifecycle of contract management. To ensure the successful culmination of the project, we have developed a courseware for foundation training program centred on Contract Management and organized classroom training sessions for the 450+ Master Trainers.

Linpico awarded the AFD 2023 framework agreement – Lot 01 – Capacity building in financial governance

On June 8, 2023, Linpico was awarded the management of the AFD 2023 framework agreement – Lot n° 01 – Capacity building in financial governance for a minimum duration of 24 months which can be renewed up to twice 12 months. This international framework agreement provides for a maximum amount of €35,000,000.00 (thirty-five million euros) for the implementation of subsequent contracts (more than €40,000) and purchase orders (less than €40,000 ) for study services and technical assistance in public finance management and state reform.

This framework agreement concerns studies and technical assistance in the field of financial governance. The objective of this framework agreement is to be able to respond more reactively to the needs of AFD’s partners/beneficiaries. The services will support the work of AFD, which finances the economic and social development of nearly 80 countries, as well as Overseas Communities.


Financial governance projects concern the following areas: public expenditure review, preparation of the budget framework, planning and programming of investment expenditure, budgeting, budget management and reporting, mobilization of domestic revenue, public procurement, payroll management, management treasury, debt management, management and keeping of public accounts, external and internal audit and internal control, statistics.

Beyond these main topics, the projects will also give importance to cross-cutting themes such as gender or environmental protection, which are found in almost all areas of intervention: green taxation, analysis of public expenditure with regard to the objectives of combating climate change and reducing gender inequalities; preparation of a green budget. Several of our experts have experience in these areas, in particular through the implementation of the PEFA climate module and the PEFA secretariat’s gender-sensitive public finance management assessment module. Subjects in which Linpico also specializes, having recently carried out several PEFA assessments of this type, in particular the Dominican Republic, CAR, Niger, Kenya, etc.


Missions may take place in all countries where AFD is present, with a focus on French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. Linpico is very present in this region, since we set up an office there in 2018, in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), ensuring our links with the communities of experts in the region, and knowledge of local contexts.




Thus Linpico’s experience and regional presence will be an important added value for our consortium to win and manage these future contracts and offer new collaboration opportunities to our experts and partners.




The 2022 Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment of the Dominican Republic conducted by Linpico received the PEFA check on March 3, 2023

The 2022 Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment of the Dominican Republic was conducted at the request of the Government of the Dominican Republic, represented by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), with the support of the Delegation of the European Union in Santo Domingo. The overall purpose of the exercise was to provide the Ministry of Finance and other relevant public sector institutions in the country with an up-to-date, independent, objective and shared assessment of the current performance of the public financial management (PFM) system in the Dominican Republic, including an appraisal of the system’s ability to promote and support the implementation of gender-responsive public policies, using a widely recognized and internationally accepted assessment methodology: the PEFA framework.

The Ministry of Finance led the PEFA assessment exercise through the Vice-Ministry of the Treasury, which was also the focal point for the assessment. The other members of the Reference Group, which coordinated and supervised the exercise, were the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Development, and the Ministry for Women, together with the participating international cooperation agencies. The assessment team comprised three international consultants who are experts in the different public financial management system processes and specialists in the use of the PEFA methodology. This project commenced 25th May 2022 and ended on 1st June 2023.

The assessment used the 2016 revised PEFA framework, approved in February of that year, with 31 indicators and 94 dimensions. In addition, and for the first time, the

PFM system’s ability to support the implementation of gender-responsive public policies was assessed using the Supplementary Framework for Assessing Gender Responsive Public Financial Management approved in January 2020, which includes 9 indicators and 12 dimensions. Finally, the preliminary version of this report was submitted to the peer reviewers appointed by the Reference Group in compliance with the requirements of the PEFA CHECK, the quality assurance mechanism for PEFA assessments. In the case of the Dominican Republic, 39 of the 40 indicators were applicable and could be assessed.


The final Guidelines were approved and successfully presented at a final workshop on April 18th, 2023.

The final report is available on the PEFA website:

Angola: long-Term Technical Assistance and Training to the Office of the National Authorizing Officer of the European Development Fund

The “Long-Term Technical Assistance and Training to the Office of the National Authorizing Officer of the European Development Fund (SAON) in the Republic of Angola” project which was awarded to the Consortium led by LINPICO, on 12th November 2018 came to an end on 12th August 2022.

Project activities were implemented by 1 key expert (team leader), with an input of 690 working days, and non-key experts for short-term interventions of 617 working days in total.

Technical assistance activities were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with periods of “state of emergency” and “state of calamity” decreed by the Angolan State, which forced teleworking on the part of staff and employees of the Ministry of Economy and Planning of Angola (MEP). Nevertheless, under this project 14 short term missions have been successfully implemented:

  • Training Courses on programming and implementation of EU funded projects and programs.
  • Training on Project Cycle Management.
  • Updating the EU Cooperation Management Manuals.
  • Preparation of the Multi-Annual Indicative Program for Angola-EU Cooperation 2021-2027:
  • EU Budget Support Training.
  • Strengthening Communication and Visibility of EU aid amongst the various development cooperation actors in Angola.
  • Preparation of the Public Finance Management and Transparency Report in Angola.
  • Support for the Legal Constitution of the Observatory of the Informal Economy
  • Supporting the Preparation of the National Report on the Implementation of Agenda 2063.
  • Training on the National Planning System.
  • Strengthening the technical, administrative and management capacities of European cooperation.
  • Preparation of the Evaluation Report of Transparency and Finance Management in Angola as part of the EU’s budget support assessment criteria.
  • The support for the preparation of the IV Ministerial Meeting and institutional diagnosis activities for the Support Services to the National Authorizing Officer (SAON) on 11 March 2019. These Ministerial talks covered a broad spectrum of issues: economic cooperation, sustainable development, governance and human rights, multilateral and global challenges such as peace, security and climate change. This meeting was co-chaired by the Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Angola, Manuel Domingos Augusto and the Minister of Economy and Planning of the Republic of Angola Pedro Luís da Fonseca on the Angolan side and on the EU side by the Vice Prime Minister of Romania, Ana Birchall, representing the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The participants reiterated their full commitment to maintaining the Joint Way Forward as a forum for constructive dialogue and cooperation based on the principles of mutual respect, openness, democracy, rule of law and transparency. Such a partnership can allow a fruitful cooperation with a view to tackle internal and global challenges in the interest of both Angola and the EU.
  • The development and operationalisation of a web-based platform (SIG@) for recording and managing information on projects and programs. This platform available via the MEP website ( allows the Angolan government and all donors involved in bi or multilateral projects with Angola to consult other donors projects information and modify their own project information. From the International Cooperation subsection the general public can also access information on all EU funded projects in Angola. This systematization of information regarding the implementation of other projects financed within the scope of multilateral and bilateral cooperation will be crucial for an adequate monitoring of development partner cooperation.

A ROM evaluation of this project was carried out between the 24th of January and the 1st of February 2022. Both SAON and the EUD expressed satisfaction with the performance of the intervention, and with the long-term TA provided by LINPICO, in the reinforcement of technical project management skills in indirect management by the NAO and in other interventions related to the SAON’s role in the implementation of EU-funded cooperation in Angola. Feedback from the meetings held with representatives of the NAO was extremely positive regarding the quality of the human resources mobilized by the TA and in particular of the Team leader, Mr Jose Luis Cardoso, for being an added value for the functioning of the SAON, both in terms of the permanent transmission of knowledge and in terms of facilitating positive dialogue with the EUD.

Fiscal Transition Project in West Africa

The fiscal transition project in West Africa that Linpico is running together with Adam Smith International is going swimmingly!

Our experts on the field are supporting the WAEMU and ECOWAS member states for improving tax management; strengthening measures for tackling fraud, tax evasion and illicit financial flows to improve tax revenues; and strengthening the regional and national fiscal transition coordination systems.

This is a € 6,120,000 project financed by the European Commission, which you can read more about it in the various local news stories of the last weeks:

Training workshops in São Tomé and Príncipe – Support to the Office of Public Finance Reforms (GARFIP)

Since January 2021, Linpico’s team in São Tomé and Príncipe has been involved in a project to support the Office of Public Finance Reforms (GARFIP). Our experts assist in the formulation and delivery of medium-term fiscal frameworks and transparent, comprehensive and credible annual budgets that shall strengthen fiscal discipline, strategic resource allocation and efficient public service delivery.
After three interesting training workshops delivered in October, a new appointment was held in the last few days with the aim of presenting the new modules, climate and gender, which will be applied in the next PEFA national assessment, scheduled for late 2023 or early 2024:

Expert in Municipal Revenue Management to work in Mozambique

Linpico is seeking an Expert in Municipal Revenue Management to work in Mozambique on a World Bank funded project starting 2022 to strengthen municipal financial management. Candidates should have:


  • Degree in economics, management, accounting or related areas


  • Minimum experience of 15 years in conducting processes for structuring municipal tax areas with emphasis on property, territorial and economic taxation, (ii) structuring the database of taxpayers and taxable objects; (iii) innovative billing, collection, payment and payment control methods for municipal taxes, as well as sensitization raising procedures for paying taxes


  • Experience in African countries highly desirable


  • Fluency in the portuguese language and desirable written and spoken command of the English language


Please contact Ivan linhart at the following e-mail address [email protected] for further information and sending your application.



Papua New Guinea: Short Term Expert for Public Money Management Regularization

LINPICO Sarl is currently seeking applications for a PFM Expert with experience of developing legal and regulatory frameworks, to assist the Department of Finance of Papua New Guinea with Public Money Management. This is a short-term Senior Expert position, with a duration of up to 65 Working Days. Expected project end date: June 2022.

Specific objective 1 – Public Money Management Regularization Act 2017 (PMMR)

  • Task 1 – Develop the processes for the consideration and resolution of all PMMR submissions to the Strategic Budget Committee (SBC) under the PMMR. This task is completed.
  • Task 2 – Develop the processes for the sweeping of all revenue accounts on a weekly basis. These processes have been fully developed. This task is completed.
  • Task 3 – Develop the processes for the identification and verification of expired appropriations. These processes have been fully developed. This task is completed.
  • Task 5 – Training and mentoring of the staff of the Non-tax Revenue Division of DoF to implement the processes developed under Tasks 1-3 (inclusive) has commenced and continues throughout the life of the project.

Specific objective 2 – Legislative Review

  • Task 1 – Review all laws in PNG to ensure compliance with the PFMA and the PMMR. These are being implemented as part of the on-going fees and charges reviews. The project has provided support in developing a legislative template of all of the laws to be reviewed. This substantially lessens the future workload as the other laws will be reviewed within that standard template that allows for faster finalisation of the remaining laws to be amended.
  • Task 2 – Create a Technical Working Group of key stakeholders to guide the review. The TWG is created and operating and its activities are reported on a monthly basis.
  • Task 3 – Draft the necessary National Executive Council submissions to obtain approval for the amendments.
  • Task 4 – Draft all drafting instructions and Bills to affect the amendments.
  • Task 5 – Draft the consolidated versions of the amended laws.

The minimum qualifications and skills required:

− At least a masters’ degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant, directly related discipline (e.g. legal or financial management). Alternatively, an equivalent professional experience in a related field of at least 5 years – in addition to the professional experience required below – could replace an advanced degree. − The Expert must be fully proficient in written and spoken English.


General professional experience

− At least 12 years of professional experience in legal/financial management.

Specific professional experiences:

− A minimum of 5 years of senior professional experience in law, drafting and public financial management implementation processes.

− A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in directing, managing and implementing financial management improvement reforms.

− A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in working with public sector in conducting financial management review.

− Completed at least 3 assignments in developing countries.

− Completed at least 1 assignment in the Pacific Islands Countries would be an advantage.

Please email your most recent and tailored CV to Ilia Zedginidze on with cc to indicating ‘PFM Legal Expert’ in the subject.