Expertise on developing a project to support the consolidation of peace for the Province Sofala in Mozambique

Contract partner: HUB Assistência Técnica e Formação, SA Country: Mosambik Funding amount: € 92.517,84 Project start: 15.11.2019 End: 31.10.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

The objective of this project is to design an intervention to support the consolidation of peace for the Province Sofala in Mozambique.

Expected results

Design of an intervention which is based on a context and market system analysis and a gender analysis.

Target group / Beneficiaries

Based on a request by the provincial government of Sofala an intervention will be designed in order to support the consolidation of peace in the Province Sofala. Important stakeholders in this intervention will be provincial state institutions, the private sector, civil society and community representatives. This intervention will benefit 700.000 people in the Province Sofala.


Design of a high quality Description of Action (DoA) based on:

- stakeholder consolidations on Maputo and Beira

- a comprehensive context and market system analysis consisting of desk-research, document review, interviews and focus group discussion

- a gender analysis


The impacts of several years of intermittent partisan violence in the provinces of the central region -Sofala, Manica and Tete - have resulted in political disagreements and disputes over both national and regional issues between the two main partisan adversaries.

The EU’s proposed Action Document for Support to the consolidation of peace through local governance and early economic development in Mozambique under the Annual Action Programme 2020, financed under the 11th European Development Fund, in favour of Mozambique, therefore outlines two inter-related Specific Objectives:

1) Specific Objective 1: Strengthening local governance for peacebuilding and decentralisation;

2) Specific Objective 2: Early economic recovery and immediate peace dividends.

The EU foresees indirect management under objective 2 with the Austrian Development Agency in the Province of Sofala.

project number 2849-00/2019
source of funding OEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Gender: 1, Democracy: 2
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.