Mutual Benefit Society for Public Employees
Burundi
Africa

Progressive establishment of provincial agencies

Implementation year
2004

The progressive establishment of Mutual Benefit Society for Public Employees (Mutuelle de la fonction publique – MFP) agencies in Burundi’s provinces encourages a gradual decentralization of services – notably registration, benefit checks and contribution collection – and also promotes the extension of health-care coverage throughout the country.

Insured persons, fund members and other social partners no longer have to travel long distances to access MFP services or, therefore, to incur travel expenses. The benefits in terms of job creation are obvious because for each branch opened, at least ten workers are hired. In this way, we are also helping to fight poverty.

Topic:
Employment
Governance and administration
Extension of coverage
Communication
Contribution collection and compliance
Investment
Service quality