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Mozambique remains one of the world’s poorest countries: it ranked 185th out of 186 in the 2013 UN Human Development Index, while 60% of Mozambicans live on less than $1.25 day and 55% below the national poverty line for basic needs. However, Mozambique also has had one of the fastest growing economies in the world with GDP growth averaging 7% over 2001–11. The country will reach a crossroads within the next decade, with the potential to accelerate development as a result of the discovery of large coal and gas reserves. It also has excellent potential for agriculture and as a gateway country for landlocked countries.

Top priorities

  • support basic service provision for health, education, water and sanitation
  • improve the ability of citizens to hold decision makers to account
  • drive more inclusive economic growth, ensuring that the poorest in Mozambique benefit from the potential in sectors such as agriculture and natural resources

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Mozambique
Mozambique page on GOV.UK website

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Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
University of Manchester, The 2
Oxford Policy Management 4
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 8
Maxwell Stamp PLC 2
Overseas Development Institute 3
Crown Agents Limited 4
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 12
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 14
DAI Europe 7
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2
World Food Programme (WFP) 9
Clinton Health Access Initiative 2
Save the Children UK 5
AgDevCo 3
Concern Worldwide 3
Coffey International Development 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 4
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation 5
IMC Worldwide 3
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 4
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 5
Population Service International 2
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 3
HelpAge International 2
World Vision UK 2
Danish Refugee Council 4
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 3
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2
Norwegian Refugee Council 2
UK - Ministry of Defence 2
British Red Cross 2
CARE International UK 2


Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.


Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.



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