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Good news on poverty and well-being in Mozambique – Fourth National Poverty Assessment

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Conference on poverty and well-being makes the headlines in Mozambique

On 26 October 2016, the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique launched the report ‘Poverty and well-being in Mozambique: Fourth National Poverty Assessment’ at a conference in Maputo.

The report, compiled with technical assistance from CEEG of the University of Eduardo Mondlane, UNU-WIDER, and the University of Copenhagen is a comprehensive analysis of poverty and well-being, including temporal trends, in Mozambique. It is based on the 2014/15 household budget survey data (Inquérito aos Agregados Familiares sobre Orçamento Familiar (IOF) 2014/15.

The main finding of this document is that despite the increase of inequality between rural and urban areas, poverty in Mozambique has decreased from 51.7% to 46.1% between 2009 and 2015.

Policy advisers, development practitioners and government representatives gathered together at the conference to discuss these findings. Among the local media, who reported the findings in the articles below.

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Diário Digital, 27 October 2016: ‘Pobreza diminui em Moçambique mas ainda atinge metade da população’ (‘Poverty decreased in Mozambique but it still reaches half of the population’).

O país, 30 October 2016: ‘Pobreza diminuiu no país nos últimos oito anos segundo estudo do Ministério da Economia e Finanças’ (‘Poverty reduced in the country in the last eight years according to a study by the Ministry of Economics and Finance’).

Newsletter - Mozambique News Reports & Clippings, 31 October 2016: ‘Special report on 4 poverty surveys since 1996’.

Sapo 24, 27 October 2016: ‘Pobreza diminui em Moçambique mas ainda atinge metade da população’ (‘Poverty decreased in Mozambique, but still affects half of the population’).

Club of Mozambique, 28 October 2016: ‘Except for Nampula, Niassa, Cabo Delgado: 2014/15 statistics indicated decline in poverty – Mozambique’.

Verdade, 9 November 2016: ‘Pobreza reduziu em Moçambique mas aumentou o número de moçambicanos pobres, principalmente no Norte’ (‘Poverty in Mozambique has been reduced, but the number of poor Mozambicans has increased, mainly in the north’).