Spatial assessment of poverty and food security in Mozambique

Poverty Mozambique 

Time span of the project    2016-2017
Contact person
Bart van den Boom (content leader)
Project partners
ACWFS & CIS & Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mozambique  
Project sponsorNUFFIC (NFP-TM.16/244MOZ)

The spatial dimension of development is of great importance for poverty reduction and food security in Mozambique, especially in the view of the north-south and the rural-urban divide and also for stability reasons. Yet, important knowledge gaps exists at in the research department of the Ministry of Economics and Finance and its partner institutes regarding the spatial assessment of poverty and food security.

The project provides training and research collaboration to fill these gaps. The subjects addressed cover a range of theoretical issues and practical hand-on training, including methodologies for poverty and food security assessment, an action research component where participants learn about new poverty calculation methodologies, and the improvement of writing skills is (joint) research papers.

Where necessary, adaptations are made in an effort to make the training as tailor-made as possible and to respond best to the needs of the Ministry of Economics and Finance and its partner institutes