Sweden approves US$461 million development cooperation strategy with Mozambique, increases focus on peace-building

On December 16, 2021, Sweden adopted a new strategy for its development cooperation with Mozambique, comprising SEK4.0 billion (US$461 million) for 2022 to 2026. The strategy continues to focus on Sweden’s priority areas: climate and environment; human rights, democracy, gender equality, and inclusive economic development. However, due to an increased focus on peace-building activities as a result of the conflict in Cabo Delgado province, the budget increased significantly.

Large parts of Mozambique's population are vulnerable to extreme poverty and climate change; in addition, many have been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Sweden's development priorities in Mozambique will focus on supporting the country financially and with practical projects. 

The new strategy became effective on January 1, 2022.

Press release – Government Offices of Sweden (in Swedish)