In a series of six studies, the local implications of Mozambiques Poverty Reduction Strategies PARP/A (2006-2014) have been monitored and evaluated by focusing on the district of Murrupula, the city of Maputo and the district of Buzi. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative data, each site has been visited twice with a three-year interval. This brief sums up the main findings from the revisit to the district of Buzi in 2011. - Despite severe structural political and economic constraints, people in the District of Buzi in central Mozambique have seen small but important improvements in their socio-economic conditions between 2008 and 2011. In addition to their own hard work, the proximity to the city of Beira is a major reason for the advances made. Rather than counting on economic growth to trickle down, the government should remove constraints related to agriculture and income and facilitate rural-urban interaction.