About the Anchor Program
The Mozambique Tourism Anchor InvestmentProgram was a pilot investment generation programimplemented by the World Bank Group’s InvestmentClimate Services through IFC. The program aimedto improve the investment climate in the tourismsector by facilitating strategic investments in selectprotected and coastal areas, as well as through focusedreforms of the regulatory environment. The programresponded to a direct request from the Ministry of Tourism to assist the government of Mozambiquein the development and implementation of aframework to facilitate tourism investment.
The program was launched in January 2007 and, ater multipleextensions, ended on March 31, 2011. Its main counterparts were theMozambique Ministry o Tourism (MITUR) and the National TourismInstitute (INATUR). Program donors include the Arican DevelopmentBank, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland (SECO) and the Netherlands.
This report was prepared by members o the Mozambique AnchorProgram Team, Peter John Massyn (consultant), Michelle Souto(program coordinator), Irene Visser (program manager), and HermioneNevill (consultant). The team would like to thank its long-termconsultants, Rita Casimiro, Delano Caras and Etna Correia, who werean integral part o the Anchor Program team. Throughout the programthey provided input on the development o the Anchor InvestmentGeneration Approach as well as its application in the Maputo ElephantReserve. The team would also like to acknowledge the important roleits counterparts at the Ministry o Tourism played in the realization othe Anchor Program, specically in the Transrontier Conservation Areaand National Department or Conservation Areas (DNAC) units, as wellas the Reserve’s management team, the Peace Parks Foundation, andthe National Tourism Institute. It would specically like to thank HEFernando Sumbana Junior, Jorge Ferrao, Mohammed Harun, GilbertoVicente (in memory), Albino Mahumane, the Maputo Special ReserveManagement Team, and the Peace Parks Foundation Team in theMSR or their continued support and engagement. The team wouldalso like to thank (ex) IFC managers and sta that helped in realizingthe program and provided support throughout. Specically the teamwould like to thank Bernard Chidzero, Nigel Twose, David Bridgman,Babatunde Onitiri, Emmanuel Nyirendiri, and Shaun Mann. Thanksalso to all the program’s consultants and colleagues in the Maputo,Johannesburg, Nairobi, and DC oces that supported the programthroughout its lie.