Reality Checks in Mozambique. 2nd Annual Report - Governance
A series of five “Reality Checks” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance, agriculture/climate and energy that are key sectors in Swedish development cooperation with Mozambique. Each Reality Check will be published in the form of one Annual Report and three Sub-Reports from each of the three selected study-sites (see ORGUTa 2011 for more details). More concretely, the “Reality Checks in Mozambique” are expected to:
i) Inform the public discussion among key development actors on poverty reduction, especially in the province of Niassa;
ii) Contribute to a better understanding of qualitative poverty monitoring methods in Mozambique;
iii) Provide Sweden with relevant qualitative data on developments and results from its engagement in Mozambique and support further implementation of its programme in Niassa.
The series of studies was initiated by an Inception Report published in August 2011 (ORGUT 2011a). Through that exercise, it was decided that the Reality Checks shall be based on fieldwork in three different Districts/Municipalities in the Province of Niassa that display variations in terms of geographical locations, access to public services and levels of poverty and well-being. The three areas selected were i); the Municipality of Cuamba; ii) the District of Lago and iii) the District of Majune (see Map 1).
The 1st Reality Check was carried out in 2011 in the form of three sub-reports (Orgut 2011 b,c,d) and the first Annual Report (Orgut 2011 e), and represent a baseline upon which the subsequent Reality Checks will build. This is the Annual Report for the 2nd Reality Check, synthesising the main findings from the Cuamba, Lago and Majune sub-reports. In addition to pursuing the overall issue of the dynamics of poverty and well-being, this year’s reports have a thematic focus on governance.
The ‘Secret Loans Affair’ and Political Corruption in Mozambique
Adriano Nuvunga and Aslak Orre
Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation
What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Sam Jones and Inge Tvedten
The Mozambique hidden loans case: An opportunity for donors to demonstrate anti-corruption commitment
David Aled Williams
Open data for transparency and accountability in health service delivery: What's new in the digital age?
Trial monitoring of corruption cases: An innovative answer to the quest for evaluation tools
Francesco De Sanctis
Understanding effects of corruption on law enforcement and environmental crime
David Aled Williams
Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: Insights from Zambia
Vibeke Wang, Ragnhild L. Muriaas
The right to abortion in Tunisia after the revolution of 2011: Legal, medical and social arrangements seen through seven abortion stories
Irene Maffi and Malika Affes
Health and Human Rights Journal