Assessing the Implications of PARPA II in Maputo 2007-2010

Assessing the Implications of PARPA II in Maputo 2007-2010

This brief presents the main conclusions from the fifth in a series of six studies monitoring and evaluating Mozambique’s poverty reduction strategy PARPA II, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative data. It analyses the constitution and dynamics of poverty and well-being in four bairros in the capital city Maputo, by revisiting the same communities and households three years after a first baseline-study conducted in 2007. - The study finds that improvements having taken place in Maputo between 2007-2010 in the areas of poverty reduction, education, health, water, electricity, sanitation etc. seem – ironically – to have brought further challenges to central and municipal government in the form of increasing demands for employment, income, social security and political accountability.