Evaluation of the Mozambique Country Programme 10446.0 (2007- 2009)

Despite economic growth for more than a decade, Mozambique remains among the world’s poorest countries. Mozambique has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in Africa - it is estimated that approximately 1.3 million children are chronically undernourished and chronic malnutrition among children under the age of five is still extremely high, at 41 percent – a rise from the 36 percent in 1997. The severe challenges are reflected in Mozambique’s poverty reduction strategy (PARPA), to which WFP’s Country Programme is aligned.