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Republic of Mozambique: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Review of the Economic and Social Plan for 2003

May 2004

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Introductory note:

Both the Economic and Social Plan (“PES”) and this Review constitute core government planning and monitoring instruments. Given their importance, there is a need for constant improvement of these instruments in order to respond to new challenges that arise.

In this Review of the 2003 Economic and Social Plan a new structure has been adopted. This has resulted in a wider content so as (i) to provide greater consistency and coherence in the operation and harmonization of the different planning instruments; and (ii) to be used for monitoring and assessing the PARPA, an important instrument in the Government’s strategy for the reduction of absolute poverty.

This development demonstrates the materialization of the government’s commitment to follow up and assess the execution of PARPA through the PES. The expectation is for better visualization of the implementation of Government programmes and their impact in the reduction of absolute poverty in Mozambique.

The document is structured as follows: Chapter II presents the actions that have been taken to improve the current planning instrument, the consultations which took place and issues relating to the improvement of Monitoring and Evaluation of the PARPA; Chapter III presents the international economic context in which Mozambique’s performance must be seen; Chapter IV, outlines the social and demographic profile of Mozambique and reviews the extent to which the current strategy for the reduction of absolute poverty in the country is meeting its aims. Results are presented in terms of changes in the welfare indicators (available from the 2002-2003 Household Survey), and the extent to which Mozambique is on course to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). This Chapter also deals with the demographic and macro-economic impacts of HIV-Aids epidemic. In Chapter V the macro-economic results are detailed. Chapter VI deals with the Government’s performance in the social and economic areas with emphasis on the extent to which the PARPA objectives have been achieved. Trends in key indicators in the main sectors are compared against the planned targets. In addition a discussion of the main activities undertaken in the areas of good governance, legal and justice sectors and support to the development of the private sector is given. In Chapter VII the use of public resources is assessed together with an evaluation of the extent to which the main measures of fiscal policy have been implemented. To this effect the annual planning and budget execution data is compared against the commitments undertaken in this area, especially in the context of PARPA. The final part of the document contains the main conclusions related with each of the issues discussed.

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