2016 Mozambique report: assessment of how to link social protection and climate resilience objectives and interventions
The Government of Mozambique has put in place legislative and policy frameworks for Social Protection (SP) and for climate adaptation and mitigation. It is a working hypothesis of this assessment that by linking SP delivery and support to climate adaptation synergies in terms of increased climate resilience of SP beneficiary households can be achieved.
The assessment sought to identify and assess, in a logical and analytical way, what are the options for linking SP provision and support to climate change adaptation for the benefit of the poorest people in Mozambique. The endpoint of the assessment was to identify ways to strengthen and link SP provision and support to climate adaptation. The new ENSSB strategic actions were taken into account and suggestions developed for strengthening the climate resilience relevant parts of the new strategy.
The assessment was based upon data and evidence collation through secondary information and data review, key informant interviews and central and local (district) levels, focus group discussions with SP programme technical staff and beneficiaries, and analysis of evidence meetings with government agencies. The protocol developed for the assessment was discussed with the ntional SP working group and with representatives of the Ministry of gender, Children and Social Action (MGCAS) – the key Government agency. MGCAS appointed a focal point person to accompany the assessment. The district visited as part of the assessment were selected and agreed with MGCAS.