Mozambique: Development Failure or Donor Success?
Speakers: Simon Maxwell, Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI); António Gumende, Mozambique High Commissioner; Joseph Hanlon, Open University International Development Centre
Chair: Myles Wickstead, Head of the Secretariat to the Commission for Africa
With an annual growth of 7%, substantial foreign investment, and rapid expansion of education, Mozambique is often billed by donors as a development success.
But in a new book, Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique?, Joseph Hanlon and Teresa Smart argue that poverty is increasing and that a development model based on neo-liberalism and the Millennium Development Goals has failed.