Mid-term review of Inclusive Growth in Mozambique: Scaling up Research and Capacity Programme

Mid-term review of Inclusive Growth in Mozambique: Scaling up Research and Capacity Programme

Finland, Norway and Denmark are supporting the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique – Scaling-up Research and Capacity programme, which aims to strengthen Mozambican institutions’ capacity to produce high-quality development economics research and to support the use of research in decision-making and public discussion. According to the review, the programme has produced good results; it has led to high-quality and relevant research, developed Mozambican institutions, and trained young researchers.

The programme is carried out by the Directorate of Economic and Financial Studies of the Mozambican Ministry of Economics and Finance in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Management Studies of the University Eduardo Mondlane, which is the biggest university in Mozambique. Technical support is provided by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, UNU-WIDER, and the University of Copenhagen.

The programme was launched in 2016, and the current phase is scheduled to last until the end of 2020. The budget for the programming period is EUR 9.8 million. Finland has been the programme’s lead donor and funded the programme’s mid-term review in February-March 2019. The review assessed the relevance and quality of the programme and research work, the use of research data and the sustainability of results.  Special attention was paid to the recommendations of how to improve the impacts and sustainability of the programme during its possible next phase.

According to the review, the programme has produced good results; it has led to high-quality and relevant research, developed Mozambican institutions, and trained young researchers. The research results are of high academic standard, but there is room for development in how the research outputs are utilised in decision-making and public discussion. Based on the review, the main challenges lie in how to strengthen the project and national ownership of the programme and in how to ensure the sustainability of results.  The review states that the programme has proved to be highly relevant and will continue as such also after the current programming period, and recommends that the programme implementers and financiers should start planning the next phase.

Evaluation report

Mid-term review of Inclusive Growth in Mozambique: Scaling up Research and Capacity Programme 2015-2020  (in English, PDF, 111 pages, 660 Mb)

Mozambique
development cooperation
evaluation
research