The Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Mozambique and UNICEF 2022-2026
Fulfilling children’s, adolescents’ and women’s rights to survive, thrive, develop to their full potential and live in a safer environment.
This Country Programme of Cooperation will concentrate its downstream interventions on the four provinces of Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula, and Cabo Delgado to deepen integrated and triple nexus programming—humanitarian-development-peacebuilding. This prioritization is based on the recommendations of the evaluation of the previous five-year cycle 2017-2021, highlighting the need for greater programmatic and geographic prioritization and convergence to achieve results for children at scale.
The rationale for this approach is based on several factors. First, the overall density of population and the size of the child population, with Zambezia and Nampula accounting for over 40 per cent of the child population (6.2 million). Second, child rights deprivations and social basic indicators were considered. The third criterion focuses on the high vulnerability to shocks such as conflict, natural disasters and disease outbreaks. The presence of UNICEF offices and UNICEF partners (CSOs) and the capacity to implement programmes were also important factors.