07 June 2024

UNICEF Mozambique Results Summary 2023

The pace of Mozambique’s economic recovery has continued to accelerate in 2023, with real GDP growth expected to have reached 5.3 per cent, following the weaker 2.4 per cent of 2021 and the more substantial 4.4 per cent of 2022. Growth forecasts from 2024  onwards suggest that Mozambique’s real GDP growth will average 5.3 per cent a year over the medium term. These positive trends are accompanied by a reduction in inflationary pressures, with headline inflation falling from 10.3 per cent in December 2022 to 5.7 per cent in July 2023.It is projected to stabilize around 5.7 per cent by the end of 2026, in a context of tight monetary policy and increasing foreign exchange reserves. Despite these positive developments, Mozambique’s forecasted growth is still about 2 percentage points lower compared to levels recorded before the “hidden debt” scandal of 2015 and the series of shocks that hit the country between then and 2022. Food inflation has been steadily increasing, reaching an annualized 9.3 per cent in 2023, while global commodity prices have been on a downward trend since mid-2022, particularly liquified natural gas and aluminium, two key Mozambican exports. The recovery path therefore remains uncertain and fragile.Against this mixed background, Mozambique has experienced an increase in poverty levels. According to the latest figures from the Family Budget Survey (IOF) conducted in 2019/2020 by the Government’s National Statistics Institute (INE), 62 per cent of the population is living in poverty (US $0.63/day or below), with this rate reaching 72 per cent in rural areas.
16 January 2024

Safe and equitable WASH services, and live in safe and sustainable climate and environment

WASH is an all-encompassing issue with far-reaching implications for health, nutrition, education, protection, inclusion, gender equality, and overall equity. Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, UNICEF is contributing to delivering clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for every child in Mozambique. UNICEF supports the…, THE CHALLENGES, Inequitable water and sanitation access between rural and urban areas: Nationally, the proportion of people with access to improved water sources increased from 61 per cent in 2015 to 73 per cent in 2020, but the percentage of people without access to improved water is 5.5 times higher in rural areas. Over the same period, access to improved…, Story: Corrane: building a home away from home for Cabo Delgado IDPs, Corrane: construir uma casa longe de casa para os deslocados de Cabo Delgado One of the first groups of IDPs from Cabo Delgado province arrived in Nampula in 2020 and took refuge in a primary school in Namialo, which was vacant due to school closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. But when schools reopened, they had no place to go.  UNICEF and…, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?, É necessário melhorar o acesso equitativo à água e ao saneamento, garantindo que mais crianças tenham acesso a infra-estruturas e serviços de água e saneamento melhorados, seguros, resilientes e geridos de forma sustentável. Key policies, norms and standards for WASH need to be put in place, and funds deployed to ensure that infrastructure meets…, WASH solutions to serve growing needs of IDPs and host communities in Cabo Delgado, Soluções de ASH para satisfazer as necessidades crescentes dos deslocados internos e das comunidades de acolhimento em Cabo Delgado Mozambique’s 2017 census showed that the province of Cabo Delgado had one of the lowest rates of coverage of clean water supply, and coverage has fallen further due to damage to infrastructure resulting from conflict…, UNICEF’S RESPONSE, acesso a serviços de água potável, infra-estruturas de saneamento e serviços de higiene seguros em Moçambique. With support from partners, UNICEF prioritizes: Integrating and expanding gender-sensitive and disability-inclusive WASH in communities, schools and healthcare facilities, promoting hygiene education and menstrual hygiene management.…