This paper provides an overview of the links between organized crime, politics, and governance in Mozambique and the impact of these relations on governance and development. The researchers used a methodology that combined an extensive literature review with field research. The field research was conducted in April 2012 and involved a series of semi-structured interviews with a range of relevant actors including law enforcement officials, civil servants, media, NGO representatives, and academics. Initial impressions from the interviews were subsequently tested against available data.
Section I provides an introduction to the case study. Section II provides an overview of the political, institutional, social, and regional context. Section III sheds some light on the nature of organized crime in Mozambique, while Section IV discusses the impact of organized crime on governance in the country. The last section – Section V – draws some conclusions and puts forward some initial recommendations
Goredema, C. Getting Smart and Scaling Up: The Impact of Organized Crime on Governance in Developing Countries. A Case Study of Mozambique. Center on International Cooperation, New York University, New York, USA (2013) 26 pp.