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  • The entrance of the newly refurbished Polana Serena Hotel.
    AKDN / Filipe Branquinho
  • Acquired by IPS, the clothing factory Moztex in Mozambique's capital had several goals; to provide employment, particularly to women, to train and develop local skills and to contribute to the country’s economic development.
    AKDN / Zahur Ramji
  • On Ibo Island, Mozambique, AKF helps to increase rural incomes by promoting enterprise development. It works with producers and technical service providers to increase product quality and facilitates linkages to markets.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • On Ibo Island, Mozambique, AKF helps to increase rural incomes by promoting enterprise development. It works with producers and technical service providers to increase product quality and facilitates linkages to markets.
    Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Community-Based Saving Groups in Mozambique.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
Economic development

Mozambique suffers from a familiar paradox: a relatively rich resource base, but very low living standards. The civil war and more recent floods have contributed to this delay in development, but peace and stability in the region have already raised prospects considerably. The country has considerable potential for development, particularly in tourism, agricultural production and sustainable use of natural resources. These assets suggest that the rich resource base - low living standards paradox can be addressed in the coming years.