Mozambique’s civil war (1975-1992) left the country scarred. We research the all-embracing consequences of poverty, with a special focus on women. 

Current projects

Completed projects

Feb 2005 - Aug 2005

Poverty Analysis in Mozambique

Jan 2003 - Jun 2005

The effects of post-war aid

Sep 2004 - Jan 2005

Cabo Delgado Balcao Unico

Jan 2002 - Dec 2004


Jan 2004 - Jul 2004

Mainstreaming Mine Action

Anne Katrine Bang

Associated Senior Researcher

Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

Affiliated Senior Researcher

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance

Jan Isaksen


Aslak Jangård Orre

Senior Researcher

Carmeliza Rosario

Post-doctoral Researcher

Egna Rachel Isaias Sidumo

Doctoral Researcher

Elin Skaar

Research Professor

Inge Tvedten


Sustained poverty

Since the internal conflict ended in the early 1990s, Mozambique has experienced economic growth (8% per year). Yet, the country continues to score poorly on international human development indexes. The average GDP per capita is also low. Infrastructure is feeble, and despite poverty reduction being high on the political agenda for decades, the majority of its population is still poor. There are large variations in poverty between the north and the south, and between urban and rural areas.

Poverty reduction has been high on the political and donor agenda throughout all these years. CMI has been involved in a number of long-term projects monitoring and evaluating developments ‘on the ground’. A recent focus has been on key urban dynamics and urban poverty. The project ”The Voice of China in Africa” seeks to understand the interaction between China and Africa in areas such as communication industries, media, and culture.

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