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Cabo Verde

Re-Qualification, Rehabilitation, and Accessibility Program (CV0002)



Action Plan: Cabo Verde Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Infrastructure, Territorial Planning, and Housing (MIOTH)

Support Institution(s): Institute of Cultural Heritage Institute of Roadways Ministry of Maritime Economy Municipalities ENAPOR - Ports of Cabo Verde

Policy Areas

Health, Infrastructure & Transport, Land & Spatial Planning, Marginalized Communities, Public Service Delivery, Water and Sanitation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Commitment 2:
Develop and Execute Re-qualification,
Rehabilitation & Accessibility Program (RRAP)
May 2017 — July 2022
Lead implementing
agency or actor
What is the public problem
that the commitment
will address?
Ministry of Infrastructure, Territorial Planning, and Housing (MIOTH)
The right to housing is established in Article 71 of the Constitution
of the Republic of Cabo Verde and is further safeguarded in the
Charter of Human Rights. Nevertheless, Cabo Verde continues to
face serious challenges related to housing and urban planning. The
country’s overall housing deficit continues to grow despite numerous
projects carried out by successive governments.
In particular, urban areas have seen the steady degradation of
residential and commercial structures, along with the general
deterioration of public spaces. A lack of modern infrastructure
(sanitation and basic road networks), coupled with the poor financial
standing of families, contribute greatly to the accentuation of social
Thus, a commitment to urban renewal and rehabilitation is not just a
national priority but also an opportunity for active intervention to
revitalize cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Doing so enhances the
day-to-day living conditions for all Cape Verdeans. At the same
time, the commitment allows for greater social integration and
inclusion of the underprivileged by strengthening essential
precursors to happiness, prosperity, and hope. What is the commitment? The Re-qualification, Rehabilitation and Accessibility Program
(RRAP) is an integrated operational instrument that renews social
and urban infrastructure (housing, sanitation, urban regeneration)
and aligns initiatives with economic development needs. PRRA is
constituted by the following Axes of Intervention:
I. Re-qualification of Urban Areas and Neighborhoods
1. Urban Areas
2. Neighborhoods and Accessibilities
II. Rehabilitation of Housing
III. Regeneration of Historical Centers
IV. Rehabilitation of Historical, Cultural, and Religious
1. Historical and Cultural Heritage
2. Religious Heritage
V. Re-qualification of the Maritime Rim
VI. Access Roads with High Agricultural and Tourism Potential
VII. Construction / Rehabilitation of Landing Stages
VIII. Special Projects
1. Chã das Caldeiras
2. Tarrafal of Monte Trigo and Monte Trigo
3. Municipal Market of Coco
4. Municipal Market of Assomada
This program aims to: rehabilitate 21 buildings of historical, cultural
or religious scope classified by the Institute of Cultural Heritage
(IPC); re-qualify, re-generate, and add environmental value to 20
county seats; rehabilitate 5,640 homes of needy families; improve
82km of accessibilities; re-qualify approximately 100 hectares of
urban space; construct or rehabilitate 96 km of roadways; construct
or rehabilitate five landing stages; and complete the four special
projects identified in Axis VIII.
All work will be executed through contracts meeting the full
requirements of public procurement. How will the commitment
contribute to solve
the public problem?
In addition to increasing the quality of housing, the commitment
targets families, responds to their real needs and capabilities, seeks
their social inclusion, and contributes to job creation. The
commitment facilitates the mobility of people and goods by
attempting to bring all areas of the national territory closer together;
improves social conditions by providing greater access to urban
environments, schools, health centers, and other public facilities; and
profoundly alters the conditions of some rural communities by
allowing them to take greater advantage of inherent agricultural and
tourism potential. At the same time, PRRA’s execution will improve
environmental and health conditions by connecting all individual
sanitation facilities to a public sewage drainage system. Why is the commitment
relevant to OGP values?
The PRRA fully reflects both the general values of OGP and the
specific priorities of the National Action Plan working group.
Beyond making critical improvements, the main contribution of this
commitment in advancing OGP’s values is found in the management
model adopted. The promotion of small and micro-sized enterprises
headquartered in the same municipalities where work is carried out
is a powerful force for strengthening local entrepreneurial capacity.
PRRA also represents an opportunity to move from an informal
growth model to a planned one, extending the good practices already
in use in the main cities of Cabo Verde to the whole of the country.
Also important to note, PRRA will be implemented in direct
partnership with Cabo Verde’s municipalities, thus bringing the
program within greater proximity to citizens and their needs.
The program was implemented on a pilot basis from March 2017 to
December 2018; it has since been given a budget of €100M.
RRAP is consistent with the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda
(Goal 11) for 2030 as well as Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda, both
guiding resources for sustainable urbanization over the next two
The commitment is also consistent with, and has been registered in,
Cabo Verde’s Strategic Development Plan (PEDS) verifiable deliverable
May 2017 — June 2020
Operational Instrument
September 2018 — January 2021
Construction Work
September 2018 — August 2020
Procurement Process
June 2017 — July 2020
Ongoing Consultation
with MOITH and
Approval Process
Contact information
for lead actor
Other actors involved
Other actors involved
Eneida Morais
Chief of Staff
Ministry of Infrastructure, Territorial Planning, and Housing
+238 333 6712
Institute of Cultural Heritage
Institute of Roadways
Ministry of Maritime Economy
ENAPOR - Ports of Cabo Verde

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