The Green Growth Potential Assessment – Mozambique Country Report addresses two essential aspects to foster rural development and increase agricultural productivity in Mozambique; use of renewable energy and more efficient use of natural assets. Recommendations were developed for both aspects, considering how education and good governance can work as enablers. The recommendations discussed in this report are meant to guide national, sectoral and sub-sectoral planning as well as investment activities toward sustainable development and economic growth. For example, the assessment aims to support the implementation of the Green Economy pillar of the 5 Year Plan (2015-2019), the Sustainable Rural Development Program (2015-2030), as well as other sectoral plans and strategies over the short and mid-term. The report highlights specific interventions on how to achieve some of the existing targets. Furthermore, the recommendations are also intended to support the Government of Mozambique (GoM) to achieve its international commitments, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
The analysis was informed by existing policy documents, technical analysis, and a series of interviews with a wide range of technical experts in Mozambique. The report recommends the GoM take the following actions, amongst others:
- Promote the use of off-grid electricity from renewable sources
- Strengthen the role of the private sector in off-grid access
- Address finance, political and regulatory risks related to the private sector deployment of off-grid access
- Promote forest conservation and address the drives of deforestation