Star Report: Cabo Verde Compact II | May 2019

Compact Changes

The Cabo Verde Compact II achieved the full scope described in the original compact agreement and in, some instances, went beyond what was anticipated.

  • 1. More information about MCC’s evaluation model can be found on MCC’s website:
  • 2. Clarification of parcel rights and boundaries entailed collecting data, analyzing existing land rights, and, with new, map-based information which was not available prior to the project, clarifying physical boundaries for each plot of land.
  • 3. Civil unions between men and women comprise the vast majority of unions in in Cabo Verde. These unions, which are unregistered, often meet the legal criteria that confer property rights under local family law. Rights to property in civil unions are usually registered in the name of the man alone. The project sought to: (a) identify the female partners with rights in these land plots; and (b) safeguard those rights by including information about the union in the registration records. Information outreach and training was also conducted to increase awareness of these rights.
  • 4. More information about MCC’s evaluation model can be found on MCC’s website:
  • 5. In addition to being measured against a more demanding, higher-income peer group, LMICs are evaluated on a scorecard which includes an indicator on girls’ secondary education enrollment rate (as opposed to girls’ primary enrollment rates for LICs) and an absolute threshold of 90 percent on the immunization rates indicator (as opposed to a median threshold for LICs).
  • 6. The estimated beneficiaries of the Infrastructure Grant Facility are a subset of the beneficiaries of the National Institutional Reform and Utility Reform Activities.
  • 7. Official Bulletin of the Council of Ministers, 2010. Plano de Acção Nacional para a Gestão Integrada dos Recursos Hídricos (PAGIRE). Resolution No. 66/2010; Compact Development Team, 2011. Unpublished analyses of Municipal Surveys on Gender (Santa Catarina, Praia, Paul).
  • 8. Further verification of increased availability and reliability of piped water service will be part of the independent evaluation.
  • 9. These are not mutually exclusive as there were households that received both a water and a sanitation connection.
  • 10. The full evaluation report can be found at
  • 11. As AdS worked to integrate all nine municipalities on Santiago, it has experienced challenges related to its customer database, billing and collections, factors impacting the completion and availability of necessary data for this indicator. However, improvements are expected on this indicator as AdS resolves these challenges and better data become available. For more detail, see the Explanation of Results below.
  • 12. Unused funds from elsewhere in the compact budget were reallocated to the Land Project during the compact period.
  • 13. Originally, the IGF was designed with three tranches of funds. When the Government met the conditions to release tranches two and three at the same time, it eliminated the need for three calls for funding.
  • 14. Water quality refers to the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of water, a measure of the condition of water relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species and/or to any human need or purpose. The most common standards used to assess water quality relate to health of ecosystems, safety of human contact and drinking water.