Mozambique has recorded one of the highest economic growth rates in Africa since the end of the civil war in 1992. The recent discoveries of significant coal and gas deposits and the phasing in of their production could radically change the country’s economic structure by 2025.
However, Mozambique continues to be one of the poorest countries in the world: over 80% of its population, estimated at 24 million inhabitants, lives on less than two dollars a day and the Human Development Index (2014) ranks Mozambique 178th out of 187 countries. Consequently, Mozambique faces the challenge of achieving more inclusive growth, which includes improving training and access to infrastructure and basic services for the population.
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