Mozambique case study report. Country ownership, stakeholder participation and the political economy of priority-setting in the Mozambique pilot program for climate resilience

Abstract

Mozambique has been included in the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), a flagship component of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) managed by the World Bank along with other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).

The report begins with an outline of the key social, environmental, political and policy factors shaping the context in which PPCR is operating in Mozambique. It then provides a brief description of the country’s engagement with the programme to the start of PPCR Phase 1. The next sections follow the overall study framework’s logic of sequentially analysing conceptualisation, negotiation and implementation. Section 3 examines the national and international discourses around climate change and the PPCR process, including broader aspects of “environmentalist” and “developmentalist” ideology as they influence debates in Mozambique. Section 4 examines some key issues in PPCR priority-setting and the (formal and informal) decision-making processes and (explicit and implicit) criteria that have emerged around them during the Phase 1 negotiations, focusing in particular on the themes of ownership and participation highlighted in the initial summary of global PPCR discourse. Section 5 focuses on actors, interests and power in the PPCR priority-setting process, and includes stakeholder analysis for both the national and subnational levels, with the latter focusing particularly on the possible inclusion of the opposition-controlled city of Beira in the coastal cities component of Mozambique’s PPCR. Section 6 presents the study’s overall conclusions and recommendations.

Citation

Chambote, R.; Shankland, A. Mozambique case study report. Country ownership, stakeholder participation and the political economy of priority-setting in the Mozambique pilot program for climate resilience. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2011) 35 pp.

Mozambique case study report. Country ownership, stakeholder participation and the political economy of priority-setting in the Mozambique pilot program for climate resilience

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