The aim of this report is to advise the Norwegian Embassy in Mozambique, and its partners, on how best to support poverty analysis and monitoring in Mozambique specifically and in the sectors of health, energy and fisheries in particular. The paper is divided into two parts - the first being an analysis of policy-making insititutions and the second being an outline of Norway's role in supporting research and development in Mozambique. The report finds that:
ongoing poverty research data are overwhelmingly quantitative and insufficient for a comprehensive analysis
research taking place within government is highly relevant, limited in scope and not widely disseminated
the important link between capacity building and policy research is not generally appreciated
donors should assist with increased qualitative research by supporting its collection and systems for sharing and making such data accessible
poorly functioning websites impede the accessibility of poverty research.
The report concludes that:
Norway has considerable potential capacity in poverty research
it could support poverty research in areas of capacity building, research cooperation, documentation and institution building.