The ILO supports the National Planning Meeting of INAS

Since 2013, the ILO has been providing financial and technical support the INAS to hold National Planning Meetings. The INAS is the executing arm of the Basic (non-contributory) Social Security programs in Mozambique.

News | Lusaka | 01 October 2020
In its quest to contribute towards the strengthening of social security systems in Mozambique, since 2013 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been providing technical and financial support to the INAS, the executing arm of the Basic (non-contributory) Social Security programs in Mozambique.

From 28 September to 2 October 2020, the INAS with support from the ILO held its 11th national planning meeting (RNP) in Maputo Province at Hotel USAHAKA and was attended by planning and statistical technicians of the 31 INAS delegation in the national territory, in addition to the central body.

Among the objectives of the meeting was to improve the process of planning, collecting and processing statistical data on the attendance of Basic Social Security Programs, as well as train technicians in basic social security programs involving monitoring and evaluation, data collection and analysis using modern technology.

Speaking at the official opening ceremony, the National Director of INAS, IP, Maria da Gloria Siaca commended the ILO and its donors the support, stating that the use of Information, Communication and Technologies (ICTs) was key to effective implementation of social protection programmes.
She observed planning meetings would help the country attain positive results in the medium term of its development agenda.

Meanwhile, ILO Social Protection Programme Manager, Mr. Rubén Vicente Andrés has reiterated ILO’s commitment towards improving social protection systems in Mozambique, adding that effective planning and generation of quality statistical data would contribute towards the extension of coverage, guaranteeing of the Right to Social Protection as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique.

He observed that the new INAS Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, designed with support from the ILO since 2018 was important towards improving the institution's performance, thereby urging the technicians to take ownership of the instrument throughout the National Planning Meeting.