Past eventResearch Event

Mozambique: Balancing Development, Politics and Security

23 September 2010 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Chatham House, London


Alex Vines, Director of Regional and Security Studies and Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Markus Weimer, Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Mozambique is seen as a donor success story, but the pace of poverty reduction is slowing at a time when popular demand for improved service delivery is increasing. Migration to peri-urban areas is creating a strong concentration of poor, unemployed young people struggling to survive and vulnerable to increasing fuel and food price rises. These issues and others - including the impacts of weak governance and institutions in Mozambique - are considered in the Chatham House report Mozambique: Balancing Development, Politics and Security (Moçambique: Equilibrando o Desenvolvimento, a Polí­tica e a Segurança).

At this report launch the speakers will discuss their analysis and their argument that the solutions to Mozambique's challenges lie in a much more holistic understanding of the context; a long-term solution rests in a high-level, strategic and political dialogue between donors and Mozambican policy makers.

Please note that this event will take place in Maputo, Mozambique.