Joanna Härmä on low-fee private schooling in Maputo, Mozambique

In this video Joanna Härmä, visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, talks about research she undertook for DFID in Autumn 2015 on non-state provision of education in low-income areas of Maputo, Mozambique. In many developing countries governments struggle to provide education that is accessible to all and of good… Read more

Rebuilding health systems in conflict-affected states – Mozambique

Mozambique health system reconstruction supports the conclusion that the reconstruction of health systems is mainly “gender blind”. Policy-makers in Mozambique have not adequately considered the role of gender in contributing to health or addressed women’s and men’s different health needs. Despite government commitment to gender mainstreaming, the health system is far from gender equitable. Donors… Read more

Capacity building in higher education in Mozambique and the role played by co-operating foreign agencies: The case of the World Bank

The major goal of this paper is to throw light on and share the Mozambican experience of designing higher education projects for submission to international partners in the request for funding. Drawing from Mozambique’s experience over the last 12 years, it is argued that in order to assure ownership of any national policy governing higher… Read more

Celebrating World Sight Day in Mozambique – Thoughts on the value of international days and why they are still relevant

Despite the WHO only having eight official health days mandated by the World Health Assembly, many others exist to promote important public health issues. A quick internet search indicates that there are more international health days than days in the year. Every day seems to have been claimed by either a disease, a sector or… Read more

“Working for health is equal to a pastor who works for God” – an update on REACHOUT in Mozambique

The REACHOUT programme is an ambitious international research project helping to understand and develop the role of close-to-community providers of health care in preventing, diagnosing, and treating major illnesses and health conditions in rural and urban areas in Africa and Asia. The REACHOUT consortium is composed of eight partners and is co-ordinated by the Liverpool School… Read more

Local Block Grants in Education

This report looks at several examples of programmes using local block grants in education.  Section 2 covers Direct Support to Schools (DSS) in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique and includes information on the objectives and the results.  Section 3 includes information on Educational Block Grants to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Tanzania and Uganda. … Read more

Results & Value for Money: A Performance Review of the Human Development Portfolio in Mozambique

The UK Government is placing a high priority on securing value for money for aid expenditure and it is critically important for DFID to demonstrate the results and impact from the major bilateral development programmes. DFID Mozambique therefore wants to assess the performance and results from its past investments in Health, HIV and AIDS and… Read more

Review of Health Partner Engagement with the Ministry of Health, Mozambique

The primary purpose of this assignment was to review the Health Partner Group (HPG) functions and structure in order to maximise effective engagement with Ministry of Health Mozambique (MISAU). Areas reviewed include: Summary of coordination arrangements and progress to date Capacity to engage effectively at HPG level Capacity to engage effectively at Working Group level… Read more

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate Increases

Based on UN MDG data for married women, countries that achieved a 3% or 5% increase in a year or a similar average over more years include The Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.  Statistics from other sources include increases shown in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Afghanistan. The report includes a table with current contraceptive use… Read more