Swedish Development Cooperation Strategy 2015-2020

In June 2015, the Swedish Government adopted a new strategy for Swedish development cooperation with Mozambique for the period 2015-2020. The new strategy aims to capitalize on the interest and the possibility of a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable use of natural resources available in Mozambique. The strategy will also improve opportunities for people living in poverty to contribute to and benefit from economic development and democratic development.

Efforts within the strategy have three focus areas and are expected to contribute to:
1. A better environment, limited climate impact and greater resilience to environmental impacts, climate change and natural disasters
  • Transparent and sustainable management and use of Mozambique’s natural resources
  • Enhanced capacity of national and local authorities to contribute to a better environment, and greater resilience to environmental impacts, climate change and natural disasters
  • Sustainable food security with particular focus on resilient agriculture
  • Increased access to renewable energy and reliable and sustainably produced electricity for households, businesses and public activities
2. Strengthened democracy and gender equality, and greater respect for human rights
  • Stronger democratic institutions and increased capacity in public
  • Mozambique’s revenues to be mobilised, used and accounted for in a more transparent, sustainable and effective way that benefits the entire population
  • Increased transparency, with a particular focus on citizens’ access to
    information on political and public decisions
  • Strengthened capacity in civil society to work for transparency,
    accountability and greater respect for human rights
  • Improved opportunities for girls and young women to take independent
    decisions regarding their sexuality and reproduction
3. Better opportunities and tools to enable poor people to improve their
living conditions
  • Greater opportunities, particularly for women and young people, for
    decent work and productive employment and entrepreneurship
  • Increased access to services and support, particularly for women and
    young people in rural areas, improving their opportunities to start and
    run commercial businesses
  • Enhanced opportunities for actors, such as social partners and others, to work for rights in the labour market
  • Improved access to social security for poor households