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Mozambique

Setback after initial reconstruction success

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Mozambique is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. After almost 20 years of civil war, Mozambique can now look back at a reconstruction process that has showed initial success. The percentage of poor people decreased by 20 %, but is still high at its current level of around 50 %. The reason: low education levels, corruption, frequent natural disasters and excessive government debt are hindering sustainable economic development. The country is rich in raw materials, but hardly has any kind of processing industry. Hopes are now centred on vast gas deposits in the province of Cabo Delgado. But whether or not they can be extracted is questionable. Civil war-like conditions have prevailed in the province since the end of 2018. Insurgents carry out attacks on people and infrastructure. Due to several cyclones and the coronavirus crisis, economic growth has recently fallen to below 3 %.

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KfW Office Maputo

Director KfW Office: Julia Crause
Avenida Armando Tivane No. 849
Maputo
Mozambique

+258 21 48 87 08 / +258 48 87 09 / +258 48 50 41
Fax: +258 21 48 87 09

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