Municipal Development

Project completed

Decentralisation in Mozambique plays an important role in the process of national reconciliation, democratisation and the establishment of a suitable framework for social and economic development. SDC has been supporting 5 small municipalities in the North since 2000 through the PADEM Program. The joint SDC/SECO Cooperation Strategy 2007-2011 seeks to capitalise on this experience and formulates the ambition to “prepare the ground for a national program for support to municipal development through the intermediary step of a multi-donor program”. The present proposal represents a joint undertaking by three agencies that up to now supported municipal development individually: the Danish Embassy in Mozambique, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and SDC. This program will support the development of thirteen municipalities in the Centre and North of Mozambique and four central level institutions.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Climate change and environment
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Public finance management
Environmental policy
01.07.2011 - 31.12.2014
CHF 4'950'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • Central State of South East

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   4'950'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   4'617'003
Project phases Phase 3 01.01.2015 - 31.01.2021   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)