WTO accession
26 August 1995
Population
23,929,708
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

Mozambique joined the Integrated Framework (IF) in 2004 and undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS), which was validated in September 2005. The DTIS recommendations on regional integration, customs reform, transport, export development and sectoral policies were included in the revised Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), the 2006 Action Plan for the Reduction of Absolute Poverty.

 

Subsequently, Mozambique benefited from seven IF Trust Fund Window II projects which included: (i) fishery laboratory equipment; (ii) training to use the laboratory equipment; (iii) support to the Ministry of Trade and Industry; (iv) fish quality control; (v) preparation of foreign trade manual; (vi) project to accelerate standard development process; and (vii) improvement of data collection and production of Foreign Trade Standards.

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

Under the EIF, Mozambique's Tier 1 'Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)' project was approved in March 2012 by the EIF Board. The project aims to improve the management of trade-related projects and the promotion of trade mainstreaming in Mozambique.

Mozambique's DTIS Update (DTISU) was approved in October 2012 by the EIF Board, with UNCTAD as the Main implementing Entity to undertake the DTISU. The main focus of the DTISU is to assist Mozambique to develop a clear trade and investment strategy to foster productive capacity and the development of Small and Medium Enterprises, which is critical for promoting economic growth and sustainable development.

Main progresses to date

The EIF programme has been mainstreamed in Government structures and the recruitment of the EIF National Implementation Unit (NIU) is on-going. To support this process, an International Trade Advisor was recruited in September 2013 to help kick-start programme implementation and the NIU setup.

As part of the EIF NIAs, government, donor, private sector and civil society coordination is undertaken by the EIF National Steering Committee (NSC), which has been set up as an inclusive inter-sectorial forum for different stakeholders.

Mozambique's DTISU is being prepared by UNCTAD.

Germany has been an active EIF Donor Facilitator, coordinating efforts among other Development Partners (DPs) and supporting the Government in programme monitoring and capacity building efforts. Some DPs have also undertaken sectoral trade studies e.g., in 2011, UNCTAD undertook a sectoral study focusing on "Strengthening the Creative Industries for development in Mozambique", and UNDP published studies on agricultural sustainability and investment.

Outlook

Work is ongoing to finalize the DTISU with UNCTAD, as well as in consolidating the NIU and NSC setup.

Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationN/AYes
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesN/AN/A
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/AN/A
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesN/AN/A
O1.5 Country with quality trade strategyN/AN/A
O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implementedN/AN/A
Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategiesN/AN/A
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionN/AN/A
O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanismN/AN/A
Outcome 3: Coordinated delivery of trade related resources (funding, TA etc.) by donors & implementing agencies to implement country priorities following adoption of DTIS Action Matrix
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)N/AN/A
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related mattersN/AN/A
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesN/AN/A
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)N/AN/A
Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODAN/AN/A
O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategyN/AN/A
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action MatrixN/AN/A
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)N/AN/A

NIA Support through ITA

Starting date / End date
29/06/2012
Approved Budget
184,150
Board Approval Date
12/03/2012
Disbursement
184,150
Expenditure Reported
184,150
MOU Approval Date
28/06/2012
MOU Expiry Date
31/08/2014
Phase
Completed

DTIS Update

Starting date / End date
12/11/2012
Approved Budget
200,000
Board Approval Date
26/10/2012
Disbursement
200,000
Expenditure Reported
195,228
MOU Approval Date
06/11/2012
MOU Expiry Date
15/02/2015
Phase
Completed

NIA Support - Phase 1

Starting date / End date
23/05/2012
Approved Budget
900,000
Board Approval Date
12/03/2012
Disbursement
600,000
Expenditure Reported
401,318
MOU Approval Date
21/05/2012
MOU Expiry Date
30/06/2017
Phase
Implementation

Focal Point

Mr. Calado DOMINGOS DA SILVA
Department of International Relations, Director
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Praça 25 de Junho 300
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: +258 822 916 720

Donor Facilitator

Mr. John IRONS
USAID
, Mozambique
Mozambique DTIS Update Action Matrix 2015
Mozambique Annual Progress Report 2013
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) 2
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) 1
Mozambique Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Volume 1 2004
Mozambique Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Volume 2 2004
Mozambique Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Volume 3 2004
Mozambique DTIS: Summary of National Validation Workshop - September 2004