US offers $1.5 billion in development aid to Mozambique – Eurasia Review

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In a press release, the US government’s lead development agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), officially renewed its partnership with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM) at a Development Goal Grant Agreement signing ceremony.

The five-year agreement governs how USAID and GRM partner to implement USAID’s $1.5 billion foreign assistance funding to promote a more peaceful, prosperous and secure Mozambique. healthy.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Verónica Macamo Dlhovo signed on behalf of the Government of Mozambique and Charge d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Mozambique Abigail Dressel and USAID-Mozambique Mission Director Helen Pataki signed represented and signed for the United States.

USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy for 2020-2025 provides a roadmap for activities carried out under the five-year agreement. Developed with key stakeholders, including the Government of Mozambique and other international donors and development organizations, the strategy focuses on three main goals: healthier and better educated Mozambicans; diversified and inclusive economic growth; and increased resilience of vulnerable populations.

Building on 38 years of partnership, USAID’s five-year strategy increases support for northern and central Mozambique to withstand the shocks of natural disasters, violent extremism, and food insecurity. To promote a business environment that enables diversified and inclusive growth, programming will help Mozambique develop more transparent and accountable public financial management.

The strategy also emphasizes promoting gender equality and increasing economic opportunities for young people. For more information, read this strategic overview.

At the signing, Chargé d’Affaires Dressel said, “Today we officially renew our development partnership with Mozambique and pledge once again to stand with Mozambicans to find innovative solutions to the current development challenges and capitalize on the potential of this country”.

As part of the U.S. Mission in Mozambique, USAID works alongside the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Peace Corps to provide a broad support for development in Mozambique.

Working closely with the government of the Republic of Mozambique, the U.S. government provides more than $500 million in annual assistance to improve the quality of education and health care, promote economic prosperity, and support the overall development of the nation.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen governance democracy and help people emerge from humanitarian crises.

With a population of around 30 million, Mozambique is endowed with rich and extensive natural resources but remains among the group of poorest and underdeveloped countries in the world. It is one of the 16 member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) established in 1980.

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