EISA finalised the setting up of the Documentation Centre on Elections and Democracy (CDED), namely furnishing it, putting in place the necessary IT infrastructure and software and acquiring materials, such as books, reports, magazines, journals and other documents. The CDED was officially jointly inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of Instituto Superior de Ciências e Tecnologia de Moçambique (ISCTEM) and Chair of the National Elections Commission (CNE), Professor João Leopoldo da Costa, and the EISA Country Director for Mozambique, Miguel de Brito, in July 2007. The CDED has produced its first catalogue of available documentation which has been distributed to all higher learning and research institutions in Maputo. The Centre also requested those institutions to send copies of reports and publications produced by them on issues of democracy, governance and elections. At the end of 2007 the CDED held more than 400 titles.
In 2006, an agreement was signed with the Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique (SCTEM), a private University, to host the Centre and eventually take over its management. Equipment and furniture for the Centre were purchased and the first set of publications were aquired. A librarian was hired and trained and began to develop a database for the Centre.
In 2005 a third component was added to EISA Mozambique's work - to promote knowledge and debate on elections, governance and democracy through the establishment of a documentation centre. The establishment of a documentation centre had three main objectives: to create a specialised centre on elections and democracy where students, political parties, reserchers and the public in general can find up-to-date literature and documentation; to encourage new research and, knowledge and publications; and to promote public debate on key democracy issues in Mozambique.