Conference on Poverty and Well-being in Mozambique

Analysis of the 2014/15 Household Survey Results

This conference will bring together policy advisers, development practitioners, and government representatives to discuss the results of the 4th Mozambique poverty assessment based on the 2014/15 household budget survey. These long-awaited poverty estimates at national and regional level include both consumption and multidimensional measures, and could influence national policy and international cooperation.

The conference aims to raise public awareness on the issue of poverty and highlight the importance of poverty estimates and its policy implications. By identifying the most important characteristics of poverty for the Mozambican case we can aid decision makers in the country in tackling the challenge of improving living conditions for the worst off.

Part of the 'Inclusive growth in Mozambique' project, this conference will take place on 25 October at the Joaquim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo.

Now available

The full report, Poverty and well-being in Mozambique: Fourth National Poverty Assessment (in Portugese), the executive summary (in English), and Maimuna Ibraimo's announcement slides (in Portuguese).

 

Programme

08:00-09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00-09:30 Opening of the Session
Representative of International Community*
Prof Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER
Representative of the Government of Mozambique*
09:30-10:00 Presentation of the report
Maimuna Ibraimo, Directorate of Economic and Financial Studies, MEF, Mozambique
10:00-11:00 Panel discussion
Representative of the Ministry of Economics and Finance, Mozambique*
Representative of the Forum of the Women*
Prof Channing Arndt, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Representative of University Eduardo Mondlane*
Representative of the World Bank* 
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:15 Questions and answers
12:15-12:30 Concluding remarks
12:30 Lunch

*To be confirmed