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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

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2017/2018 More information about the total project budget £48,590,289
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 0.67%
  • Active Projects 26
  • Population (2015, source World Bank): 27.98 million
  • % living below $1.90 per day (2008, source World Bank): 68.74%
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 5.36
  • GDP growth rate (2015, source World Bank): 6.61%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Mozambique.