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Mozambique Country Strategic Plan (2022–2026)

Operation ID: MZ02

CSP approved at EB June 2022

Revision 01 approved by the RD on 17.05.2023

Since 2015, Mozambique has endured crippling fiscal downturns and a devastating increase in poverty. The nation enters the United Nations Decade of Action on delivering the Sustainable Development Goals facing recurring climate shocks, continued violence and insecurity and amplified persistent acute and chronic food and nutrition insecurity.

WFP proposes a country strategic plan that covers four and a half years, is aligned with national and United Nations priorities and anchored in adaptation to climate change and aims to assist the country in arresting and reversing the deteriorating food security and nutrition situation of recent years. WFP will apply appropriate, risk-informed resilience-building approaches across the triple (humanitarian–development–peace) nexus, saving lives in emergencies while changing lives by assisting populations to adapt and improve their livelihoods and better withstand recurring shocks.

With a time horizon of 2030, the country strategic plan prioritizes sustainable, scalable and replicable approaches: strengthening systems and institutions and enabling collective efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2. It positions WFP as an expert technical partner of choice in the effort to make tangible progress towards zero hunger as it moves into the next country strategic planning period, which reaches the Sustainable Development Goal target year of 2030.

Leveraging its comparative advantages in Mozambique, WFP will follow five corporate programmatic pathways aimed at delivering six strategic outcomes:

➢ Under strategic outcome 1, that people are better able to meet their food and essential needs, WFP will support crisis-affected populations by fostering safe and equitable access to adequate and nutritious food.

➢ Under strategic outcome 2, that people have better nutrition and health outcomes, WFP will support national and local actors in delivering a gender-transformative integrated package of nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions.

➢ Under strategic outcome 3, that people have improved livelihoods and are better able to prepare for and withstand the impacts of shocks and stressors, WFP will assist the most vulnerable people and communities by fostering enhanced and diversified income opportunities, climate-adaptive skills and economic capital.

➢ Under strategic outcome 4, that institutional capacities and systems are strengthened, WFP will work with the Government and partners to improve disaster risk management, enhance shock-sensitive social protection and support the national school feeding programme.

➢ Under strategic outcomes 5 and 6, that humanitarian and development actors are more efficient and effective, WFP will provide services that assist partners in reaching vulnerable populations throughout the year and in responding to emergencies.

The plan is informed by experience and evidence and responds to the humanitarian imperative without compromising commitments to humanitarian principles. It employs a human rights-based approach and the “do no harm” principle and will ensure the integration of cross-cutting concerns with regard to gender, disability, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, protection and accountability to affected populations.