It stands for the Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project.
The Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project (MPMSP) is funded by the European Union. It forms part of a broader European Union programme supporting Public Finance Management, Accountability and Statistics under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). You can read more about it here: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/zambia/eu_zambia/dev_coop/eco_rural_dev/public_finance_reform/index_en.htm
The total cost of the project is €4.7 million, which includes the cost of items being procured for the Government of Zambia, costs related to the employment and mobilization of consultants, and the operating costs in Zambia. .
The project started in January 2015 is scheduled to come to an end in mid-January, 2018, so three years in total.
The project is housed at the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Mines Development Department, New Government Complex, 14th floor, Room 9.
The overall objective is to enhance tax collection from mining through effective regulation and monitoring of mineral production. Specifically, this is to be achieved through the strengthening of the capacity of the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development to fulfil its mandate as a mining authority to effectively monitor mining activities and mineral production in Zambia, and to share this information with other relevant Government of Zambia agencies, so as to contribute to increased domestic revenue mobilisation.
The Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development will be more equipped in its work as a regulator in the industry and there will be increased transparency in the reporting, receipt and interpretation of the mineral production of the country. This increased transparency will reduce the opportunities for debate about mines allegedly not paying the royalties that they should.
The MPMSP has already delivered a number of benefits, and will continue to do so until 2018:
The Project will help facilitate improved regular mineral production reporting, which should help ensure that the royalties payable can be determined with greater confidence. This should not increase or decrease the amounts payable, unless mines have been under- or over-reporting in the past.
Zambian and international experts are executing the Project under the leadership of the Team Leader, Mr. Ron Smit, and the Key Expert #2, Mr. Michel Chapeyroux. They are employed by Adam Smith International, the organization heading the consortium also including the Revenue Development Foundation, Ecorys (UK) and PMTC (Zambia) Ltd. The Project team is guided by the Director of Mines within the MMMD and the National Authorising Office (NAO) for the EDF, which is a part of the Ministry of Finance. The Project prioritises a multi-stakeholder approach to its work, and makes sure to engage with civil society, the private sector and a wide range of government stakeholders wherever possible.
Adam Smith International (ASI) is a leading international authority on the governance and development of the oil, gas and mining industries in the developing world, with more than 10 years of experience in over 40 countries. ASI provides strategic advice and implements complex reform programmes to support governments to maximise resource revenue, increase employment and deliver sustainable and equitable economic growth. You can read more detail about all the Project partners on the Consortium Partners page on this website.
Over the course of its implementation (2015 to 2018), the Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project is seeking to deliver results and make a particular impact. What are these expected results, and what has been achieved to date? Read more below.
Result 1: Capacity of MMMD to monitor mineral production and related activities enhanced
Result 2: An appropriate information management system for mineral production data in place.
Result 3: MMMD organisational, policy, planning and budgeting capacity enhanced
Result 4: Systems and structures to collect and share production information improved