This DEV has been revised (see Below BR3)
This current revision to Mozambique Country Programme (CP) 200286 is required to a) further align the food and Cash &Voucher (C&V) requirements of Component 2 with the Government safety net programmes with an increase in C&V activities and a decrease in foodbased transfers; b) adjust staffing costs to reflect both cost-sharing with a multi-year approved Trust Fund and Bilateral Operation approved in May/June 2013 and the introduction of ICT per capita cost; 3) reduce overland costs as they have been included in the LTSH matrix. This alignment entails an increase in ODOC for C&V and Capacity Augmentation activities to meet the cost of technical support to the different government counterparts involved in their implementation.
Mozambique is a vast country endowed with rich natural resources. Owing to a prolonged and devastating civil war, these resources have not yet been fully exploited and, despite impressive economic growth in the last ten years, 54 percent of the population continues to live below the poverty line and more than one-third is food-insecure; almost half of all children are chronically malnourished. Natural disasters and low agricultural productivity have contributed to persistent poverty and food insecurity. Mozambique is ranked 165th out of 169 countries in the 2010 Human Development Report, and the average life expectancy is just 48 years. Progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals has been uneven.
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